WASHINGTON (September 12, 1997) -- Bishop Anthony M. Pilla, President of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops/United States Catholic Conference issued the following statement late today, hailing President Clinton's selection of former Rep. Lindy Boggs as the next U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See:
"As President of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops, I wish to congratulate Mrs. Lindy Boggs who has been nominated by President Clinton to be U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See.
Mrs. Boggs is a well informed and articulate person, known for her generosity of spirit and deeply committed to the service of others, especially those most in need. She is a distinguished choice. Our prayers and well wishes will be with her as she begins her new assignment."