Obama Sending Presidential Delegation to Canonization of Kateri Tekakwitha to Holy See

October 18, 2012 –


(WASHINGTON): President Barack Obama today announced the designation of a Presidential Delegation to the Holy See to attend the Canonization Mass of Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha and Blessed Marianne Cope on October 21, 2012.


The Honorable Miguel Humberto Diaz, United States Ambassador to the Holy See, will lead the delegation.


Members of the Presidential Delegation:


Sister Agnelle Ching, Assistant General Minister, Sisters of Saint Francis of the Neumann Communities; Chief Sponsorship Officer, Saint Francis Healthcare System of Hawaii


Sister Kateri Mitchell, Sister of Saint Ann (Mohawk Nation), Tekakwitha Conference National Officer, Executive Director, Great Falls, Montana