the new nuncio
By Jeff (articles ) | Dec 17, 2005
This morning, the Holy See announced the retirement of Archbishop Gabriel Montalvo, Apostolic Nuncio to the United States. His successor is Archbishop Pietro Sambi, Apostolic Nuncio to Israel and Cyprus and Apostolic Delegate to Jerusalem and Palestine.
Archbishop Sambri, to whom Pope John Paul addressed this message in 2002, made extensive comments upon the Pontiff's visit to Jerusalem two years earlier. That December, he spoke about the difficulties of maintaining Christian identity in a Jewish or Muslim culture. He wrote these Christmas messages in 2003 and 2004; this February, he addressed these words to Catholic victims of violence in Israel. In this article (scroll down), L'Espresso discusses his actions in this summer's diplomatic controversy between the Vatican and Israel.
He has strongly defended Pope Pius XII.
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