Francis Rooney, the U.S. ambassador to the Holy See from 2005 to 2008, will speak at 7 p.m. Monday in the Grant Foreman Meeting Room at Muskogee Public Library.
Rooney, who was raised in Muskogee, is the chairman of Manhattan Construction Group of Tulsa. His book, “Global Vatican,” tells about the Catholic Church's role in world history, especially in diplomacy. The book is part memoir, part history. The lecture is free.