Biden nominates former Sen. Joe Donnelly as ambassador to the Vatican
President Biden has nominated former Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly to serve as ambassador to the Vatican, the White House announced Friday.
The big picture: Donnelly, 66, was nominated to serve as the ambassador to the Holy See.
- The role is based in Rome and is currently filled by Chargé d'Affaires Patrick Connell.
- Donnelly is a devout Irish Catholic and graduated from the University of Notre Dame.
- He served as a senator from Indiana from 2013 to 2019 and was a House Representative from 2007 to 2013.
What's next: The nomination must be confirmed by the Senate.