Pope Francis appointed the to-date Apostolic Nuncio in Jordan and Iraq, Monsignor Alberto Ortega Martin, Titular Archbishop of Midila, to be Apostolic Nuncio in Chile.
This was announced on October 7, 2019, in a bulletin of the Holy See Press Office.
Born in Spain on November 14, 1962, Alberto Ortega Martin was ordained priest on April 28, 1990 and incardinated in the Archdiocese of Madrid. He has a Doctorate in Canon Law.
He entered the Holy See’s diplomatic service on July 1, 1997, and worked in the Apostolic Nunciatures of Nicaragua, South Africa, and Lebanon, as well as in the Holy See’s Section for Relations with States of the Secretariat of State.
Monsignor Ortega speaks Spanish, Italian, English and French.
On August 1, 2015, Pope Francis appointed him Titular Archbishop of Midila and Apostolic Nuncio in Jordan and Iraq. He was ordained Bishop on October 10 of the same year.