Cardinal O'Brien welcomes new Apostolic Nuncio.
The President of the Bishops' Conference of Scotland, Cardinal Keith
O'Brien, has welcomed on behalf of the Bishops of Scotland the appointment
by Pope John Paul II of His Excellency Archbishop Faustino Sainz Munoz as
Apostolic Nuncio to Great Britain.
Archbishop Sainz was born in Spain in 1937 and ordained in 1964. He has a
doctorate in Canon Law and has served in the diplomatic service of the Holy
See since 1970. His various postings have included Senegal, Scandinavia,
Cuba, Zaire, and latterly he was Apostolic Pro-nuncio to the European Union
in Brussels, a position he has held since 1999. Archbishop Sainz as well
as his native Spanish speaks English, Italian and French.
Reacting to the appointment Cardinal O'Brien said, "on behalf of the
Bishops' Conference of Scotland I extend a warm welcome to Archbishop Faustino Sainz Munoz our new Apostolic Nuncio. Together with my brother bishops I look forward to welcoming him to Scotland in the near future. I hope that the warm and cordial relationship the Scottish Bishops had with his predecessor and countrymen Archbishop Pablo Puento will be mirrored in the links we will soon establish with Archbishop Sainz."
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