Posts Tagged ‘Apostolic Nuncio’

Nuncio named for Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

Pope Francis has named Archbishop Michael W. Banach the apostolic nuncio for Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands. Pope Benedict XVI had named  Banach, a Vatican diplomat, to be an apostolic nuncio, which carries with it the title of archbishop, in February. He was born the son of Wallace and Jane Banach. He grew up Read more

Archbishop Martin Krebs appointed new Apostolic Nuncio

Friday, May 10th, 2013
Archbishop Martin Krebs Apostolic Nuncio to New Zealand

The Holy Father, with the agreement of the respective governments, has announced that Archbishop Martin Krebs is the new Apostolic Nuncio to New Zealand, the Cook Islands, Kiribati, Palau, and Federated States of Micronesia in the Pacific. Archbishop Krebs (56) was born in Essen, Germany. He was ordained priest in 1983, and after obtaining a doctorate in Read more

Fr Bill Leeming receives Papal award

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

Fr Bill Leeming, long serving secretary at the Papal Nunciature in Wellington, received a papal award on Friday. The Apostolic Nuncio to New Zealand, Archbishop Charles Balvo,  presented Fr Bill Leeming with a Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice medal at a ceremony at the Marist Centre in Thorndon where Bill lives. The Pro Eccllesia et Pontifice medal Read more

Ireland’s recalled Papal Nuncio transferred to Prague

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

The Papal Nuncio to Ireland, Archbishop Giuseppe Leanza is being transferred to the Czech Republic. Leanza, recently summoned back to the Vatican for ‘consultations’ resulting from the “Cloyne Report”, is at the centre of the fallout between the Catholic Church and the Irish Prime Minister. Appointed to Dublin in February 2008, Lenza was due to Read more