PSALM students were very honored to visit the Vatican Embassy in Washington, DC to meet with the new Papal Nuncio (Vatican Ambassador to the US), Archbishop Christophe Pierre on Thursday, March 30th. The students discussed the Holy See’s support of the Ottawa Treaty and the Convention on Cluster Munitions and the need to get more countries “on board”. The Nuncio commended the work of all campaigners for a world free of these “indiscriminate weapons that target the most vulnerable”.
PSALM students also met with the founders of Marshall Legacy Institute in Arlington/DC to see mine-detection dog training and make a donation to their program. PSALM students met with RET. General Sullivan(founder of MLI) and RET. General Baltimore. PSALM students were presented with a stained glass art piece commemorating “Dino”, a retired mine detection dog from Afghanistan.
Students presented MLI with a donation towards their Mine Detection Dog Program in honor of ICBL Campaigner, Dr. Bob Mtonga and his lifelong dedication to a world free of landmines and cluster bombs.