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Friday, August 14, 2009

Professor Kmiec to be sworn in on September 2 as United States Ambassador to Malta

On September 2, 2009 in the historic treaty room of the Department of State in Washington DC, Douglas W. Kmiec will be sworn in as the United States Ambassador to the Republic of Malta. Administering the oath will be Associate Justice Samuel A. Alito, who himself will be introduced by Mr. Carter G. Phillips, the managing partner of Sidley Austin. Also participating in the ceremony will be actor Martin Sheen, who wrote a thoughtful introduction to Professor Kmiec's book Can a Catholic Support Him? The Very Rev. David M. O'Connell, CM, president of the Catholic University of America will give the invocation. Because of the space limitations of the historic treaty room, attendance is by invitation only.