December 18 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS     print icon print

mennini final

Holy Father names new Apostolic nuncio to Britain

Pope Benedict XVI has chosen an Italian archbishop as the new Apostolic nuncio to Great Britain.

Archbishop Antonio Mennini, 63, is based in Moscow and has served as nuncio to the Russian Federation since 2003.

On behalf of the Bishops’ Conference of Scotland, Cardinal Keith O’Brien warmly welcomed the appointment of Archbishop Mennini, a native of Rome.

“We very much look forward to welcoming you to Scotland and to meeting you regularly at future gatherings of our Bishops,’” Cardinal O’Brien said. “Our country has always had very strong links with the Holy See and especially in the person of the Pope, with the links having been strengthened in recent years, particularly through the visits of Pope John Paul II and just recently Pope Benedict XVI to our country. We promise you the ongoing support of our prayers, as you move from your service in Russia to service in our countries here in the Great Britain.”

The cardinal added: “Scotland’s bishops were always grateful for the pastoral work of Archbishop Faustino Sainz Muñoz, the previous Apostolic Nuncio, who had to retire from his position because of his serious ill health.”

Leave a Reply

latest news

‘Scotland can learn from Rwanda,’ says priest

February 21st, 2020 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A Rwandan priest has said Catholics and Protestants in Scotland...


Government helps SCIAF make ‘twice the difference’

February 21st, 2020 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Charity bosses were delighted to announce that every pound donated...


Talks set to deliver ‘truth with love’ on transgender debate

February 21st, 2020 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Catholics are being called to speak the truth in the...


Leading Catholic university to offer postgraduate courses in Edinburgh

February 21st, 2020 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The Archdiocese of St Andrews & Edinburgh has announced a...




Social media

Latest edition

p1

exclusively in the paper

  • Jubilarias gather at St Andrew’s in Thanksgiving
  • Masterchef Gary makes a family feast in Greenock
  • Bishop marks anniversary in Braemar
  • Why grandparents are the future, by Peter Diamond
  • Good craic and a brush with storm Brendan

Previous editions

Previous editions of the Scottish Catholic Observer newspaper are only available to subscribed Members. To download previous editions of the paper, please subscribe.

note: registered members only.

Read the SCO