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.