Vatican City, Jul 31, 2020 / 05:45 am
Pope Francis Friday accepted the resignation of Vatican diplomat Archbishop Giuseppe Pinto as an apostolic nuncio.
Pinto, 68, resigned in April 2019 as nuncio to Croatia, a post he had held for just a year and nine months. His reasons for resigning were unclear, though local media speculated it was for health reasons.
Pinto, who has been in the diplomatic service of the Holy See for almost 20 years, was nuncio to Chile from 2007 to 2011.
In 2010, the abuse of Fr. Fernando Karadima came to light when victims made their accusations public, and in 2011, the Vatican found the Chilean priest guilty of the sexual abuse of minors and sentenced him to a life of prayer and penance.