Tennis with Tyrants

The Case for the Vatican Diplomatic Corps

Monica Mignone, a twenty-four-year-old educational psychologist and an active Catholic, was abducted from her family’s apartment in Buenos Aires on May 14, 1976. I had known her father, Emilio Fermín Mignone, in the mid-1960s, when he worked in Washington at the Organization of American States. In August 1976, I visited with Emilio and his wife, Angélica, in that Buenos Aires apartment, a few months after Monica was “disappeared.” We were about to have lunch when a call came saying that a...

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Tom Quigley is a former policy advisor on Latin American, Asian, and Caribbean issues to the U.S. Catholic bishops.