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Glendon declines honour from Notre Dame over Obama

Source: cathnews.com Posted By: Peter 3459 days ago

US ambassador to the Holy See, Mary Ann Glendon, has declined a major award from the University of Notre Dame in protest over the university's decision to grant President Barack Obama an honorary doctorate.

Professor Glendon indicated that she decided to decline the university's Laetare Medal because of her concerns about the commencement address that will be delivered by President Barack Obama, Catholic World News reports.

In an April 27 letter to Fr John Jenkins, the president of Notre

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