- Oct 26, 2020
U.S. Archbishop Thomas E. Gullickson, the papal nuncio to Switzerland and Liechtenstein, announced on his blog Oct. 17 that he would be retiring at the end of the year.
Pope Francis has named U.S. Archbishop Charles J. Brown as the new nuncio to the Philippines, the Vatican announced Sept. 28.
Pope Francis, adopting a suggestion made at the Synod of Bishops for the Amazon, has decided that every priest preparing for service in the Vatican diplomatic corps must spend a year in ministry as a missionary.
Pope Francis named a U.S. archbishop serving as a nuncio to head the Vatican diplomatic academy.
Just days after the former papal representative to the United States renewed his criticism of the pope, Pope Francis told around 100 apostolic nuncios that it is “irreconcilable” to have the job and criticize the pope “behind his back.”
For the third time since the beginning of Pope Francis’s pontificate, papal representatives stationed around the world will convene in Rome.