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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

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.

About Deborah Castellano Lubov

Deborah Castellano Lubov is a 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 four languages); Deborah is also NBC & MSNBC Vatican Analyst. She often covers the Pope's travels abroad, at times from the papal flight, and has done television and radio commentary, including for Vatican Radio and BBC. She is a contributor to National Catholic Register, UK Catholic Herald, Our Sunday Visitor, Inside the Vatican, and other Catholic news outlets. She has also collaborated with the Vatican in various projects, including an internship at the Pontifical Council for Social Communications, and is a collaborator with NBC Universal, NBC News, Euronews, and EWTN. 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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