Undergrads Visit Vatican Mission to the UN

Author: kroc.nd.edu

Two Notre Dame peace studies undergraduates recently spent a week in New York City interacting with United Nations ambassadors and Vatican officials during an intensive seminar for college students sponsored by the Pathways to Peace Foundation.

Beth Mullen and Katherine Schilling were among 50 college students from across the United States invited to the seminar to learn more about the social teachings of the Catholic Church, the Church’s work for peace around the world, and the diplomatic activities of the Holy See Mission to the United Nations. (The Holy See is the diplomatic term for the Vatican, and refers to the episcopal diocese of the Pope.)

Students met with Archbishop Celestino Migliore, permanent observer of the Holy See to the U.N. and president of the Path to Peace Foundation. They also interacted with U.N. ambassadors from the Red Cross and from Malta, a predominantly Catholic country, and visited Catholic social service agencies and places of cultural and religious significance in New York City.  

Contact: Renée LaReau, (574) 631-5098, rlareau1@nd.edu