Thursday, 17 December 2020 00:21

New Papal Nuncio presents credentials to President Duterte

Newly appointed Apostolic Nuncio to the Philippines, Archbishop Charles Brown has presented his letter of credence to the government of the Philippines on Monday, December 14 as part of the protocol of international diplomats.

According to CBCP News, Archbishop Brown presented his credentials on a virtual ceremony to President Rodrigo Duterte in Malacanang.

Archbishop Charles John Brown presents his credentials to President Rodrigo Duterte in a virtual ceremony in Malacañang on December 14, 2020. | Photo from PCOO Facebook Page


Archbishop Brown, 61, was appointed by His Holiness Pope Francis on Sept. 28. He arrived in the country on Nov. 29. He replaced Archbishop Gabriele Caccia who is now the head of the Vatican's Permanent Observer Mission in the United Nations in New York.

Before his appointment as Apostolic Nuncio to the Philippines, he served in Albania from 2017 to October 2020. His first assignment was in Ireland where he served for six years.

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. (Jheng Prado/RCAM-AOC)


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