Monday, 28 September 2020 15:09

Pope Francis appoints new Apostolic Nuncio to the Philippines


His Holiness Pope Francis has appointed His Excellency Most Rev. Charles John Brown, D.D. as the new Apostolic Nuncio to the Philippines.
 

The announcement was made to the public today, September 28, 2020, at 12 noon (Rome time) and 6 pm (Philippine time.)

His Excellency Most Rev. Charles John Brown, new Apostolic Nuncio to the Philippines. | Photo Credit: www.catholicnews.ie


Archbishop Brown was born in New York, USA on October 13, 1959. He was ordained priest for the Archdiocese of New York City on May 13, 1989.

From 1994 up to his appointment as nuncio, he worked for the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. On May 6, 2000, he became a Chaplain of His Holiness. Then, in September 2009, he was appointed Adjunct Secretary of the International Theological Commission.

The 61-year old archbishop was appointed Apostolic Nuncio to Ireland on November 26, 2011, and Apostolic Nuncio to Albania on March 9, 2017.

He was consecrated Archbishop on January 6, 2012, by Pope Benedict XVI.

An apostolic nuncio (also known as a papal nuncio or simply as a nuncio) is an ecclesiastical diplomat, serving as an envoy or a permanent diplomatic representative of the Holy See to a state or to an international organization. A nuncio is appointed by and represents the Holy See, and is the head of the diplomatic mission, called an Apostolic Nunciature, which is the equivalent of an embassy. The Holy See is legally distinct from the Vatican City or the Catholic Church. A nuncio is usually an archbishop. (Jheng Prado / RCAM-AOC) 

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