Pope appoints new nuncio for UK

Archbishop Miguel Mauri Buendia (67), who was formerly ambassador to Romania and Moldavia, is the Pope Francis New Apostolic Nuncio Appointed for United Kingdom He follows the archbishop Claudio GuerottiWho in January Dicastery for the Eastern Churches has become

Miguel Mauri Buendia is of Andalusian descent, but was born in Madrid in 1955. He studied art history and music before attending the Major Seminary of the Archdiocese of Madrid. He was ordained a priest in 1980. After his military service he became a student Pontifical Ecclesiastical AcademyThe Vatican Training Institute for Diplomats, where he graduated in 1987 to enter the Holy See’s diplomatic service.

The young diplomat gained experience as a secretary in nunciatures in Rwanda, Uganda, Morocco and Nicaragua, and later as a counselor in Egypt, Slovenia and Ireland. In 2004 he returned to Rome, where he was given responsibility for the countries of Southwestern Europe until he was relieved by the Pope in May 2008. Benedict XVI Appointed Ambassador to Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan.

In December 2015, Pope Francis appointed Archbishop of Buendia Apostolic Nuncio to Romania, adding Moldova in January 2016. In Romania, he received the Pope during his 2019 visit to his country.

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