President – Franciscan Foundation for the Holy Land

Fr. Peter Vasko, OFM, entered the Franciscan Custody of the Holy Land in 1981, after a ten year career in marketing and public relations.  He served as the English Definitor for the Custody of the Holy Land under four administrations for a period of thirteen years, as well as on the Franciscan Custody Board of Directors, representing the six countries in the Middle East that it governs.  He also served on both the Custody’s Finance and Sanctuary Pilgrimage committees.  Actively involved in the international diplomatic community in Jerusalem, Fr. Peter is the liaison and guide for the White House through the U.S. Embassy, as well as with the municipality of Jerusalem. He also serves as Chaplain for the Marine Security Guard for the U.S. consulate in Jerusalem.  Currently Fr. Peter is the President of the Franciscan Foundation for the Holy Land, a position he has held for more than 25 years.  Fr. Peter is a member of the Catholic Speakers Bureau CMG Booking.  You may schedule a speaking engagement by using the link above.


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