Vatican announces appointment of new papal nuncio to Phl

THE Vatican announced on Tuesday the appointment of Italian Archbishop Giuseppe Pinto as
the new Apostolic Nuncio to the Philippines.

CBCPNews, the official news service provider of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the
Philippines (CBCP), reported that Archbishop Pinto would replace Archbishop Edward Joseph
Adams, who has been transferred to Greece.

Pinto’s appointment was officially announced in Rome on May 10 at noon.

Pinto was born on May 26, 1952 and was ordained as a priest on April 1, 1978. He is a native of
Bari, Italy.

The 58-year-old prelate holds a doctorate in Canon Law and is fluent in four languages – French,
English and Spanish aside from his native Italian.

Archbishop Pinto will be the 16th in the line of apostolic delegates and apostolic nuncios to the
Philippines. (PIA)

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