New papal nuncio to arrive in PH Sunday

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Archbishop Charles John Brown, the new apostolic nuncio to the Philippines, will arrive in the Philippines this weekend.

A CBCP News report quoted the Apostolic Nunciature in Manila as saying that Brown was set to arrive on Sunday, Nov. 29.

“We wish His Excellency a fruitful, meaningful and memorable stay in our country,” Bishop Gerardo Alminaza of San Carlos said in a statement.

The American archbishop was appointed Vatican envoy to the Philippines on Sept. 28. He is the 18th papal envoy to the Philippines.

Brown succeeded Archbishop Gabriele Giordano Caccia, who was appointed as the Vatican’s permanent observer to the United Nations in New York in November 2019.

Brown was envoy to Albania in 2017 prior to his Philippine assignment.

An apostolic nuncio facilitates the selection process of new bishops and archbishops, in coordination with the Vatican’s Congregation for Bishops.

The Pope makes the final appointments based on the recommendations of apostolic nuncios. Sophia T. Sadang

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