Posts Tagged ‘Ambassador’

Man tipped to be USA’s next ambassador has colourful past

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

In theory New Zealand could say no to the appointment of Former US senator Scott Brown. He is being considered for nomination as President Trump’s ambassador to New Zealand. Among is other accomplishments Brown won Cosmopolitan magazine’s “America’s Sexiest Man” competition in 1982. He has also featured in a naked centrefold in the same magazine. Read more

France drops attempt to appoint gay ambassador to Vatican

Friday, October 16th, 2015

France has reportedly dropped its attempt to appoint a gay Catholic diplomat as its ambassador to the Vatican, after a nine month standoff. In January, President Francois Hollande named Laurent Stefani as ambassador to the Holy See. The Vatican did not accept his credentials, but did not explicitly reject him. Mr Stefani, who is President Read more

Vatican drags feet on accepting openly gay ambassador

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

The Vatican has reportedly delayed approving France’s ambassador to the Holy See, leading to speculation that this is because the nominee is openly gay. Laurent Stefanini, a close aide of French President Francois Hollande, was nominated in early January. According to The Telegraph in London, the usual time frame for official acceptance is a month and Read more

Mexico calls in papal ambassador over Francis remark

Friday, February 27th, 2015

The Mexican government has complained to a papal ambassador after Pope Francis warned against “Mexicanisation” in a letter. The Pope’s remark came in a private letter to a director of an Argentine NGO that tries to combat drug crime. Francis wrote, “I hope we’re in time to avoid Mexicanisation. I was talking to some Mexican Read more