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Mayor Raymond L. Flynn with Pope John Paul II

On July 12th, 1993, Mayor Raymond Flynn resigned during his third term to serve as Ambassador to the Holy See as appointed by President Bill Clinton. This ambassador serves as the official representative of the United States to the leadership of the Roman Catholic Church. Mayor Flynn, appointed by President Clinton, served four years in this position being a devout Roman Catholic. In 1997, Flynn was preceded by Lindy Boggs, who served until 2001. The position reinforced Flynn's ideological beliefs in Catholicism, as he later became President of the “Catholic Alliance”, and since 2004 Flynn has served on the advisory board for “Catholics for the Common Good”.


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