American priest named nuncio of South Africa, Namibia

.- Pope Benedict XVI has named Msgr. James Patrick Green apostolic nuncio of South Africa and Namibia and apostolic delegate of Botswana. With the appointment, Msgr. Green, a native of Philadelphia, will be made archbishop.

The 56-year-old monsignor was working in the General Affairs section of the Vatican’s Secretary of State.

Msgr. Green was born in 1950 and ordained a priest in 1976 for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. He studied canon law and was called to the Vatican’s diplomatic service in 1987. He is fluent in five languages: English, French, Spanish, Italian, and Dutch.

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