Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release                                                                                                October 22, 2009



President Barack Obama today announced the designation of a Presidential Delegation to Belgium to attend the Thanksgiving Mass for Saint Damien de Veuster on October 18, 2009.

The Honorable Howard W. Gutman, U.S. Ambassador to the Kingdom of Belgium will lead the delegation.

Members of the Presidential Delegation:

The Honorable Neil Abercrombie, U.S. Congressman, Hawaii

The Honorable Mazie K. Hirono, U.S. Congresswoman, Hawaii

Mr. Joshua DuBois, Director, The White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships

Reverend Larry J. Snyder, President, Catholic Charities USA


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