Miguel H. Díaz

Miguel H. Díaz
Miguel H. Díaz
United States Ambassador to Holy See
Assumed office
August 5, 2009
President Barack Obama
Preceded by Mary Ann Glendon
Personal details
Profession Diplomat
Religion Roman Catholic

Miguel Humberto Díaz is the current United States Ambassador to the Holy See. He was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on August 5, 2009.[1] He was formerly a Professor of Theology at the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University in Minnesota. He was nominated by President Barack Obama and is the first Hispanic U.S. Ambassador accredited to the Holy See.


Early life and education

Díaz was born in Havana, Cuba, and he and his family departed for Spain when he was 9. Two years later, he emigrated to Florida. He comes from a modest background, his father having worked as a waiter and his mother, a data-entry operator, having never attended high school.[2][3] Díaz holds a B.A. from St. Thomas University and an M.A. and a PhD in Theology from the University of Notre Dame.[4]


In addition to being a Professor of Theology at the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University in Minnesota, Díaz is the co-editor of the book From the Heart of Our People: Explorations in Catholic Systematic Theology and author of On Being Human: U.S. Hispanic and Rahnerian Perspectives, named "Best Book of the Year" by the Hispanic Theological Initiative at Princeton Theological Seminary. Díaz taught Religious Studies and Theology at Barry University, the University of Dayton and the University of Notre Dame. From 2001 to 2003, he taught and served as Academic Dean at St. Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary in Boynton Beach, Florida. He is a Board Member of the Catholic Theological Society of America (CTSA) and Past President of the Academy of Catholic Hispanic Theologians of the United States (ACHTUS).

His nomination caused some controversy for him not being enough pro-life but was accepted by the Vatican[5]


Díaz gave his first speech on U.S. soil on Friday, February 5, 2010 at St. John Vianney College Seminary in Miami, Fl.[6] He spoke at the seminary's 11th Annual Fides et Ratio Conference on the relations between the U.S. Government and the Holy See.[7] Ambassador Díaz attended St. John Vianney College Seminary and obtained a certificate in Pre-Theology.[8]

He has received several honorary doctorates since he became ambassador.[citation needed]


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Preceded by
Mary Ann Glendon
U. S. Ambassador to the Holy See
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