When it comes to ambassadors, no one travels farther than John McCarthy. He comes all the way from Australia, as the second resident ambassador to represent his country before the Holy See. The 65-year-old is a trial lawyer. For years, he and his family, have been actively involved in the Catholic Church, says Rome Reports.
“I was the head of the Catholic Lawyers in Australia, the St. Thomas More Society for many years and served in the executive for many many years before that,” Ambassador McCarthy says.
McCarthy says part of his mission is to continue to put Australia on the map, both literally and figuratively. As part of this goal, he gave the Pope a map of indigenous Australia, when he presented his credentials before Benedict XVI.
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