Archive of December 17, 2005

Pope Benedict appoints top Vatican diplomat as Papal Nuncio to the US

Dec 17, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Pope Benedict XVI appointed this Saturday Archbishop Pietro Sambi, widely regarded as one of the Vatican’s most able diplomats, as the new Apostolic Nuncio to the United States. He replaces Colombian-born Archbishop Gabriel Montalvo, whose resignation was accepted upon his reaching the age limit of 75.

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