Published: Nov 16, 2010 4:21 PM EST
Updated: Nov 16, 2010 1:21 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - A former ambassador to the Vatican is in charge of planning Governor-elect Rick Scott's inaugural festivities.

Francis Rooney, a U.S. ambassador to the Vatican during the administration of George W. Bush, was named Monday to co-chair Scott's inauguration planning with his wife Kathleen.

Scott is due to take office Jan. 4.