Pope writing a letter

New Australian Ambassador Presents Credentials to Pope Francis

Ambassador Chiara Porro Has Held Recent Posts in Africa & India & Is Married With Two Children

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On Thursday morning, Pope Francis met with Chiara Porro, the new Australian Ambassador to the Holy See as she presented her Letters of Credentials to the Holy Father.

Born on July 30, 1984, the new Australian Ambassador, married with two children, has had an extensive diplomatic career, including appointments in Africa and India.

Ambassador Porro graduated in Politics, Philosophy and Economics at University of York, Great Britain in 2005 and a Masters in International and Diplomatic Relations from the University of Leiden, Netherlands, in 2007.

According to a biography provided by the Vatican, she held the following positions: Officer at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MAE) (2009); Second Secretary, High Commission, India (2011-2014); Executive Officer for East and Central Africa, MAE (2014); Executive Officer, Ebola Taskforce, MAE (2014-2015); Deputy Director, Budget and Financial Resources Planning Section, MAE (2015-2016); Councilor, International Section, Cabinet of the Prime Minister (2016-2018); Vice Consul General at the Consulate General in Nouméa, New Caledonia (2018-2020); Director, Ministerial Liaison Section, MAE (2020).

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Deborah Castellano Lubov

Deborah Castellano Lubov is Senior Vatican & Rome Correspondent for ZENIT; author of 'The Other Francis' ('L'Altro Francesco') featuring interviews with those closest to the Pope and preface by Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Parolin (currently published in 5 languages); Deborah is also NBC & MSNBC Vatican Analyst. She often covers the Pope's travels abroad, often from the Papal Flight (including for historic trips such as to Abu Dhabi and Japan & Thailand), and has also asked him questions on the return-flight press conference on behalf of the English-speaking press present. Lubov has done much TV & radio commentary, including for NBC, Sky, EWTN, BBC, Vatican Radio, AP, Reuters and more. She also has contributed to various books on the Pope and has written for various Catholic publications. For 'The Other Francis': http://www.gracewing.co.uk/page219.html or https://www.amazon.com/Other-Francis-Everything-They-about/dp/0852449348/

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