Posts Tagged ‘Vatican diplomat’

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

Timor Lesté Church commemorates 500 years

Friday, August 21st, 2015

About 8,000 Catholics packed an open coastal area on the west side of Dili, Timor Lesté’s capital, to mark 500 years of the Church’s presence in the island nation. The Aug 15 Mass was held at Tasitolu, the site of a 1989 Mass celebrated by Pope John Paul II. Catholics came from all over the Read more

Vatican diplomat saved life of Hugo Chavez during coup

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

A former Vatican diplomat has recalled the dramatic circumstances in which he saved the life of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez life during a failed 2002 military coup. “Chavez pleaded with me to save him,” recalled Archbishop Kuriakose Bharanikulangara of Faridabad, who was deputy nuncio in Venezuela and is now a bishop in the northern Indian Read more