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Pope Names Apostolic Nuncio of Jordan & Iraq to Be Nuncio in Chile

The Church in South American Country Has Had Problematic History with Abuse & Cover Up

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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.

 

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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': http://www.gracewing.co.uk/page219.html or https://www.amazon.com/Other-Francis-Everything-They-about/dp/0852449348/

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