Pope appoints American as new Nuncio for Bangladesh


Yesterday, Pope Benedict XVI appointed Monsignor Joseph Martino as new Apostolic Nuncio to Bangladesh, making him an archbishop.

Monsignor Joseph Marino was born in Birmingham, Alabama on January 23, 1953 and was ordained a priest in 1979 for the diocese of Birmingham.

After obtaining a Masters in Cannon Law, he joined the Holy See’s diplomatic service working at the apostolic nunciatures in the Philippines, Uruguay, Nigeria, and at the division for the relations with States at the Vatican’s Secretary of State.

His latest position was serving as counselor at the apostolic nunciature in Great Britain.

The archbishop-elect also speaks Italian, French and Spanish.