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Pope Appoints Msgr Mark Miles as Holy See’s Permanent Observer to the Organization of American States

Has Worked in Holy See’s Diplomatic Service Since 2003

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Pope Francis appointed Monsignor Mark Gerard Miles the Holy See’s Permanent Observer to the Organization of American States (OAS) on Saturday, August 31, 2019. Many who follow the Pope’s trips abroad or audiences with presidents, would recognize his face, as he has generally been entrusted as the translator.

Monsignor Miles was born on May 13, 1967 in Gibraltar, Great Britain. He was ordained priest on September 14, 1996 and incardinated at Gibraltar. 

With a degree in Canon Law, he entered the Holy See’s Diplomatic Service on July 1, 2003. He has worked in the Papal Representations in Ecuador and Hungary and in the General Affairs Section of the Secretariat of State.

He speaks English, Italian, Spanish and French.

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Deborah Castellano Lubov

Deborah Castellano Lubov is Senior Vatican & Rome Correspondent for ZENIT; author of 'The Other Francis' ('L'Altro Francesco') featuring interviews with those closest to the Pope and preface by Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Parolin (currently published in 5 languages); Deborah is also NBC & MSNBC Vatican Analyst. She often covers the Pope's travels abroad, often from the Papal Flight (including for historic trips such as to Abu Dhabi and Japan & Thailand), and has also asked him questions on the return-flight press conference on behalf of the English-speaking press present. Lubov has done much TV & radio commentary, including for NBC, Sky, EWTN, BBC, Vatican Radio, AP, Reuters and more. She also has contributed to various books on the Pope and has written for various Catholic publications. For 'The Other Francis': or

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