His Excellency Most Reverend Alberto Ortega Martin

Posted by marc | Holy See | Monday 12 November 2018 9:53 am

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Ortega Martin

His Excellency Most Reverend

Alberto Ortega Martin

Titular Archbishop of Midila

Apostolic Nuncio to Jordan

Apostolic Nuncio to Iraq

Born on November 14, 1962 in Madrid (Spain), he was ordained priest for the Archdiocese of Madrid on April 28, 1990. Having obtained a doctorate in Canon Law, he entered in diplomatic service of the Holy See in 1997. He served in Nicaragua, South Africa, Lebanon, then in the Secretariat of State. On August 1, 2015 he was elected Titular Archbishop of Midila (in Algeria) and was appointed Apostolic Nuncio to Jordan and Iraq. Ordained bishop in Rome on October 10, 2015.

His Exellency Most Reverend Leopoldo Girelli

Posted by Admin | Holy See | Wednesday 7 November 2018 11:33 am

 

His Exellency Most Reverend

Leopoldo Girelli

Titular Archbishop of Capri

Apostolic Nuncio to Israel
Apostolic Nuncio to Cyprus
Apostolic Delegate to Jerusalem and Palestine

       H. E. Msgr. Leopoldo Girelli was born in Predore (Italy) on 13 th March 1953, and he was ordained priest for the Diocese of Bergamo on 17 th June 1978. He has a P. H. Doctorate in Theology and a Master in Canon Law. On July 1987, after completing the studies in Diplomacy and International Law at the Pontifical Ecclesiastical Academy in Vatican, he joined the Diplomatic Service of the Holy See. He served successively in the Apostolic Nunciatures to Cameroun and to New Zealand; then he was moved to the Section for General Affairs of the Secretariat of State and later on he was assigned to the Apostolic Nunciature to the United States of America.
On 13 th April 2006, Msgr. Girelli was appointed Titular Archbishop of Capri and Apostolic Nuncio to Indonesia and to Timor-Leste. He received the Episcopal Ordination on 17 th June 2006. In January 2011, he was appointed Apostolic Nuncio to Singapore and to A.S.E.A.N., Apostolic Delegate to Malaysia and Brunei Darussalam, and concurrently he was the first non-resident Papal Representative to Vietnam. On 13 th September 2017 he was appointed Apostolic Nuncio to Israel and Apostolic Delegate in Jerusalem, and on 15 th September was appointed Apostolic Nuncio to Cyprus. Aside from Italian, his mother language, he speaks English and French.
Being the Apostolic Delegate in Jerusalem he is the Territorial Prelate of Notre Dame of Jerusalem Center, Grand Chancellor of the Bethlehem University, President of the Secretariat of Solidarity, Honorary President of the Union of Religious Superiors in the Holy Land.

Apostolic Nunciature in Jordan

Posted by marc | Holy See | Wednesday 7 November 2018 9:51 am

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Apostolic Nunciature in Jordan

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Formerly, the Apostolic Delegate in Jerusalem was also the Apostolic Delegate for Jordan. The office holders were therefore the same as those mentioned above for Jerusalem.

 On March 3, 1994, the Holy See and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan agreed to establish full diplomatic relations. Subsequently, a Nunciature was established in Amman on April 6, 1994 and a Jordanian Embassy was accredited to the Holy See.

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Former Apostolic Nuncios:

His Excellency Most Reverend Giuseppe Lazzarotto 1994-2000
His Excellency Most Reverend Fernando Filoni 2001-2006
His Excellency Most Reverend Francis Assisi Chullikatt 2006-2010
His Excellency Most Reverend Giorgio Lingua 2010- 2015

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Apostolic Nuncio:

His Excellency Most Reverend Alberto Ortega Martín

 

First Counselor: Msgr. Mauro Lalli

Second Secretary: Rev. José Nahum Jairo Salas Castañeda

 

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Apostolic Nunciature
14 Anton El-Naber Street
P.O.B. 142916
11814 Amman, Jordan
Tel: +962 (06) 592 99 34
Fax:  +962 (06) 592 99 31
Email: nuntiusjordan@gmail.com
Website: www.vatican.va

 

Apostolic Nunciature in Israel

Posted by marc | Holy See | Wednesday 7 November 2018 9:47 am

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Apostolic Nunciature
in Israel

 

      On December 30, 1993, the Holy See and the State of Israel signed a Fundamental Agreement, an international treaty which defined and normalized several aspects of their mutual relations. In June 1994, full diplomatic relations were established between the parties with an exchange of Ambassadors and the opening of the respective Diplomatic Missions. An Apostolic Nunciature was opened in Tel Aviv-Yafo (Israel), in Old Jaffa, and an Embassy of the State of Israel was opened in the Vatican. The Apostolic Nunciature covers the territories of the State of Israel.

 

Former Apostolic Nuncios: 
His Excellency Most Reverend Andrea Cordero Lanza di Montezemolo 1994-1998
His Excellency Most Reverend Pietro Sambi 1998-2005
His Excellency Most Reverend Antonio Franco 2006-2012
His Excellency Most Reverend Giuseppe Lazzarotto 2012- 2017

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Apostolic Nuncio:

His Excellency Most Reverend Leopoldo Girelli

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Secretary of the Nunciature:
Msgr. Marco Formica

Cultural Attaché:
Rev. Juan María Solana, L.C.
Chargé of the Holy See for Notre Dame of Jerusalem Center

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Apostolic Nunciature
1 Netiv Hamazalot – Old Yafo
P.O.B. 8415
6108301 Tel Aviv-Yafo
Tel: (03) 683 56 58
Fax: (03) 683 56 59
Email: na.israel@diplomat.va
Website: www.vatican.va

 

 

Apostolic Nunciature in Cyprus

Posted by marc | Holy See | Wednesday 7 November 2018 8:00 am

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Apostolic Nunciature
in Cyprus

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The Republic of Cyprus, after gaining its independence in 1959, established diplomatic relations with the Holy See on May 28, 1973. Since then, an Apostolic Nunciature was opened in Nicosia and an Embassy of the Republic of Cyprus was opened in the Vatican. The Apostolic Nunciature covers only the territories of the Republic of Cyprus.

 

Former Apostolic Nuncios: 
His Excellency Most Reverend Pio Laghi 1973-1974
His Excellency Most Reverend William Aquin Carew 1974-1983
His Excellency Most Reverend Carlo Curis 1983-1990
His Excellency Most Reverend Andrea Cordero Lanza di Montezemolo 1990-1998
His Excellency Most Reverend Pietro Sambi 1998-2005
His Excellency Most Reverend Antonio Franco 2006-2012
His Excellency Most Reverend Giuseppe Lazzarotto 2012- 2017

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Apostolic Nuncio:

His Excellency Most Reverend Leopoldo Girelli

 

Secretary of the Nunciature:
Msgr. Marco Formica

 

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Apostolic Nunciature
Nicosia – Paphos Gate, 1
Franciscan Convent of the Holy Cross – 2 nd floor
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P.O.B. 21964
1010 Nicosia, Cyprus
Tel: +357 (22) 66 21 32
Fax: +357 (22) 66 07 67
Email: na.cyprus@diplomat.va
Website: www.vatican.va

Apostolic Delegation in Jerusalem and Palestine

Posted by marc | Holy See | Wednesday 7 November 2018 8:00 am

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Apostolic Delegation
in Jerusalem and Palestine

 

Until 1929 Palestine was under the jurisdiction of the Apostolic Delegate to Syria
who resided in Beirut, Lebanon. In March 1929, Pope Pius XI attached Palestine, which included the territories under British Mandate, to the Pontifical Representation in Cairo, whose incumbent also had a residence in Jerusalem.
On February 11, 1948, Pope Pius XII established the Apostolic Delegation in Jerusalem and in Palestine, which included Israel, Jordan and Cyprus. Since 1973, following the establishment of diplomatic relations between the Holy See and the Republic of Cyprus, and since 1994, following the establishment of diplomatic relations between the Holy See and the State of Israel and with the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan,the Apostolic Delegation covers only Jerusalem and the territories of the State of Palestine.
The Holy See has full diplomatic relations with the State of Palestine, with which a Comprehensive Agreement was signed in 2015. An Embassy of the State of Palestine has been established in Vatican.

 

Former Apostolic Delegates:
His Excellency Most Reverend Gustavo Testa 1948 – 1953
His Excellency Most Reverend Silvio Angelo Pio Oddi 1953 – 1956
His Excellency Most Reverend Giuseppe Maria Sensi 1957 – 1962
His Excellency Most Reverend Lino Zanini 1962 – 1965
His Excellency Most Reverend Augustin-Joseph Antoine Sepinski 1966  – 1969
His Excellency Most Reverend Pio Laghi 1969 – 1974
His Excellency Most Reverend William Aquin Carew 1974 – 1983
His Excellency Most Reverend Carlo Curis 1983 – 1990
His Excellency Most Reverend Andrea Cordero Lanza di Montezemolo 1990 – 1998
His Excellency Most Reverend Pietro Sambi 1998 – 2005
His Excellency Most Reverend Antonio Franco 2006 – 2012
His Excellency Most Reverend Giuseppe Lazzarotto 2012 – 2017

Apostolic Delegate: 

His Excellency Most Reverend Leopoldo Girelli

Secretary of the Delegation:
Msgr. Marco Formica

Cultural Attaché:
Rev. Juan María Solana, L.C.
Chargé of the Holy See for Notre Dame of Jerusalem Center

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Apostolic Delegation
At Tor Street, Mount of Olives
P.O.B. 19199
9119102 Jerusalem
Tel: (02) 628 22 98
Tel: (02) 628 86 30
Fax: (02) 628 18 80
Email: da.jerusalem@diplomat.va
Website: www.vatican.va

 

Pope Francis

Posted by admin | Holy See | Friday 24 May 2013 6:05 am

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Pope Francis

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He was born in Buenos Aires on 17 December 1936, the son of Italian immigrants.He graduated as a chemical technician and then chose the path of the priesthood, entering the Diocesan Seminary of Villa Devoto. On 11 March 1958 he entered the novitiate of the Society of Jesus. He completed his studies of the humanities in Chile and returned to Argentina in 1963 to graduate with a degree in philosophy from the Colegio de San José in San Miguel. From 1964 to 1965 he taught literature and psychology at Immaculate Conception College in Santa Fé and in 1966 he taught the same subject at the Colegio del Salvatore in Buenos Aires. From 1967-70 he studied theology and obtained a degree from the Colegio of San José.

On 13 December 1969 he was ordained a priest by Archbishop Ramón José Castellano. He continued his training between 1970 and 1971 at the University of Alcalá de Henares, Spain, and on 22 April 1973 made his final profession with the Jesuits. Back in Argentina, he was novice master at Villa Barilari, San Miguel; professor at the Faculty of Theology of San Miguel; consultor to the Province of the Society of Jesus and also Rector of the Colegio Máximo of the Faculty of Philosophy and Theology.

On 31 July 1973 he was appointed Provincial of the Jesuits in Argentina, an office he held for six years. He then resumed his work in the university sector and from 1980 to 1986 served once again as Rector of the Colegio de San José, as well as parish priest, again in San Miguel. In March 1986 he went to Germany to finish his doctoral thesis; his superiors then sent him to the Colegio del Salvador in Buenos Aires and next to the Jesuit Church in the city of Córdoba as spiritual director and confessor.

It was Cardinal Antonio Quarracino, Archbishop of Buenos Aires, who wanted him as a close collaborator. So, on 20 May 1992 Pope John Paul II appointed him titular Bishop of Auca and Auxiliary of Buenos Aires. On 27 May he received episcopal ordination from the Cardinal in the cathedral. He chose as his episcopal motto, miserando atque eligendo, and on his coat of arms inserted the ihs, the symbol of the Society of Jesus.

He gave his first interview as a bishop to a parish newsletter, Estrellita de Belém. He was immediately appointed Episcopal Vicar of the Flores district and on 21 December 1993 was also entrusted with the office of Vicar General of the Archdiocese. Thus it came as no surprise when, on 3 June 1997, he was raised to the dignity of Coadjutor Archbishop of Buenos Aires. Not even nine months had passed when, upon the death of Cardinal Quarracino, he succeeded him on 28 February 1998, as Archbishop, Primate of Argentina and Ordinary for Eastern-rite faithful in Argentina who have no Ordinary of their own rite.

Three years later at the Consistory of 21 February 2001, John Paul ii created him Cardinal, assigning him the title of San Roberto Bellarmino. He asked the faithful not to come to Rome to celebrate his creation as Cardinal but rather to donate to the poor what they would have spent on the journey. As Grand Chancellor of the Catholic University of Argentina, he is the author of the books: Meditaciones para religiosos (1982), Reflexiones sobre la vida apostólica (1992) and Reflexiones de esperanza (1992).

In October 2001 he was appointed General Relator to the 10th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops on the Episcopal Ministry. This task was entrusted to him at the last minute to replace Cardinal Edward Michael Egan, Archbishop of New York, who was obliged to stay in his homeland because of the terrorist attacks on September 11th. At the Synod he placed particular emphasis on “the prophetic mission of the bishop”, his being a “prophet of justice”, his duty to “preach ceaselessly” the social doctrine of the Church and also “to express an authentic judgement in matters of faith and morals”.

All the while Cardinal Bergoglio was becoming ever more popular in Latin America. Despite this, he never relaxed his sober approach or his strict lifestyle, which some have defined as almost “ascetic”. In this spirit of poverty, he declined to be appointed as President of the Argentine Bishops’ Conference in 2002, but three years later he was elected and then, in 2008, reconfirmed for a further three-year mandate. Meanwhile in April 2005 he took part in the Conclave in which Pope Benedict XVI was elected.

Until the beginning of the recent sede vacante, he was a member of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, the Congregation for the Clergy, the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life, the Pontifical Council for the Family and the Pontifical Commission for Latin America.

He was elected Supreme Pontiff on 13 March 2013.

His Excellency Most Reverend Giuseppe Lazzarotto

Posted by admin | Holy See | Tuesday 19 February 2013 6:05 am

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His Excellency Most Reverend

Giuseppe Lazzarotto
Titular Archbishop of Numana 

Apostolic Delegate in Jerusalem and Palestine
Apostolic Nuncio in Israel
Apostolic Nuncio in Cyprus

 

Born in Carpanè di San Nazario, Vicenza (Italy) on May 24th 1942; ordained Priest on April 1st 1967; entered the Diplomatic Service of the Holy See in 1971; served in  Zambia, Malawi, Belgium-European Community-Luxembourg, Cuba, Jerusalem-Palestine, Cyprus, Section for the Relations with States of the Secretariat of State. Elevated to the Titular See of Numana and appointed Apostolic Nuncio to Iraq and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, he was ordained Bishop in the Cathedral Church of Padua on October 7th, 1994. In 2000 he was appointed Apostolic Nuncio to Ireland and in 2007 Apostolic Nuncio to Australia.

Since August 18th, 2012 he is Apostolic Nuncio to Israel and Apostolic Delegate in Jerusalem and Palestine, and since August 30, 2012 also Apostolic Nuncio to Cyprus.

 

POPE BENEDICT XVI

Posted by marc | Holy See | Tuesday 14 September 2010 10:58 am

JOSEPH RATZINGER

 

Bishop of Rome

Vicar of Jesus Christ

Supreme Pontiff of the Universal Church

Born in Marktl am Inn, in the Diocese of Passau, Bavaria, Germany, April 16, 1927; ordained Priest, June 29, 1951; appointed Archbishop of Munich and Freising, March 24, 1977; ordained Bishop, May 28, 1977; proclaimed and created Cardinal in the consistory of June 27, 1977; appointed Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, President of the Pontifical Commission and of the International Theological Commission, November 25, 1981; Dean of the College of Cardinals, November 30, 2002; elected Pope, April 19, 2005; installed as Universal Pastor, April 24, 2005.

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