Posts Tagged ‘Papal Nuncio’

Papal Nuncio Archbishop Novatus Rugambwa back in Rome

Monday, March 18th, 2024
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New Zealand’s Papal Nuncio, Archbishop Novatus Rugambwa, has returned to Rome. The archbishop left the country on Saturday and has arrived safely after a “smooth” journey, the NZ Catholic Bishops Conference says. Rugambwa (pictured) is recovering from a stroke he suffered in Wellington last October. He will continue his rehabilitation at a Catholic facility in Read more

Papal nuncio in Paris to meet women who applied for jobs requiring ordination

Monday, August 3rd, 2020

Papal nuncio Archbishop Celestino Migliore, Vatican ambassador to France, plans to meet the female candidates individually at the beginning of the new school year. Marie-Automne Thepot’s mobile phone rang on the morning of July 27th and, to her surprise, the call was from the papal nuncio’s office. The 42-year-old project manager at the Paris City Read more

Violence must end: Nuncio’s appeal made in Pope’s name

Monday, July 23rd, 2018

Violence in Nicaragua must end, say Catholic church leaders including bishops and the Apostolic Nuncio to Nicaragua. The Nuncio, Archbishop Waldemar Stanisław Sommertag, has appealed for peace in the Pope’s name. Violence has beset the country since April this year. “With all my human and spiritual strength, I appeal to the consciences of all to Read more

Apostolic Nuncio to depart New Zealand for new post in Uruguay

Thursday, June 28th, 2018

In just over a month, New Zealand Apostolic Nuncio, Archbishop Martin Krebs, will bid farewell to New Zealand as he leaves to take up a new position in Uruguay. An announcement regarding the new apostolic nuncio for New Zealand and the Pacific is expected to be made in the coming month. On his time in Read more

Vatican’s new Nuncio in Washington once served in Wellington

Friday, April 15th, 2016

Pope Francis on Tuesday appointed Archbishop Christophe Pierre as the new Apostolic Nuncio to the United States of America. Older catholics will remember that Pierre served as the secretary at the Nunciature in New Zealand. He came to New Zealand in 1977. It was his first appointment after he joined the Vatican’s diplomatic service. A Read more

Vatican defrocks former nuncio accused of sex abuse

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

A former papal ambassador accused of paying for sex with minors has been dismissed from the clerical state. The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith made the order against Archbishop Jozef Wesolowski, a former apostolic nuncio to the Dominican Republic. The order against Polish-born Wesołowski is thought to be the first such move taken against a Read more

The reality of the Irish Church

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

On the day that the papal nuncio to Ireland, Archbishop Charles Brown, told the US-based Catholic News Service that he saw “that Irish Catholicism had entered a new springtime,” representatives of the Association of Catholic Priests (ACP) were trying to convince a group of Irish bishops that the Irish Catholic Church was facing, among other Read more

Vatican recalls envoy to Dominican Republic

Friday, September 6th, 2013

The Vatican has recalled its ambassador to the Dominican Republic and relieved him of his duties pending an investigation into reports linking him to child sex abuse. A special prosecutor had been appointed to investigate Archbishop Josef Wesolowski, who has been ambassador to Santo Domingo for nearly six years. Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi said Read more

Papal nuncio to Malaysia in row over use of Allah

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

The new papal nuncio to Malaysia has landed in the midst of an intense row over whether Christians in the country should be allowed to use the word “Allah” to refer to God. Archbishop Joseph Marino, the first nuncio appointed to the Muslim-majority nation, said during a press conference that he supported the arguments in Read more

Papal nuncio to Syria tells of massacre of the innocent

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

Shocked by bombs rocking his residence, the papal nuncio to Syria has reported he is in “a massacre; bodies charred and torn to pieces, strips of human flesh, fire fighters struggling to put out the flames”. “We continue to walk on the dead,” said Archbishop Mario Zenari. “The number of 70,000 war victims is even Read more