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Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Thomas Melady, Former US Ambassador to Holy See, Dies at 86


Thomas Melady, a former US ambassador to the Holy See, died in Washington on January 6 at the age of 86. 

Melady was named to the Vatican post by President George H. W. Bush in 1989; he served until 1993. He had previously served as US ambassador in Burundi and later in Uganda. From 1976 to 1986 he was president of Sacred Heart University in Connecticut. 

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