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Caroline Kennedy being touted by John Kerry as Vatican Ambassador

By Staff Writer

Will Caroline Kennedy be acceptable to the Vatican if President Obama taps her as Vatican Ambassador?
April 7, 2009 - A longtime John Kerry supporter is about to land the prized position of U.S. ambassador to Italy, and Caroline Kennedy may join him nearby as ambassador to the Vatican, an Italian news magazine has claimed.

In an April 2 article in Panorama, journalist Carlo Rossella predicted that 60-year-old David Thorne, a donor to the Obama campaign and brother-in-law of former presidential candidate John Kerry, will be given the post, per the request of Kerry himself.

After being passed over in favor of Sen. Hillary Clinton for the position of Secretary of State, Rosella wrote, Kerry asked two favors of President Obama: first, to name Thorne as the State Department’s ambassador in Rome. Second, Kerry asked that Kennedy – herself aspiring to Clinton’s vacated Senate seat – be made the administration’s Vatican ambassador.

Reflecting the potential media frenzy – especially in Catholic sources – over whom President Obama will eventually appoint to the post, Newsmax correspondent Edward Pentin reported April 2 that the administration has actually put forward three potential candidates – all of which were rejected by the Vatican due to their pro-abortion backgrounds.

Still, the prospect of Kennedy representing the United States to the Holy See promises to raise more than a few eyebrows. The entire article can be read here: Headline Bistro.

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