Italian prelate to become apostolic nuncio in Washington?
Catholic World News - August 30, 2011
Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, the secretary of the Vatican city-state government, will soon be named apostolic nuncio to the US, EWTN reports.
Archbishop Vigano, the 2nd-ranking official in the Vatican governatorate, would replace the late Archbishop Pietro Sambi, who died in July from unexpected complications after lung surgery.
Archbishop Vigano reportedly had hoped to remain in Rome, and replace his immediate superior, Cardinal Giovanni Lajolo, who at the age of 76 is overdue for retirement. Ironically, it was rumored early this year that Archbishop Sambi would be Cardinal Lajolo’s replacement.
An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:
Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!
Progress toward our March expenses ($30,304 to go):
All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!