Vietnamese Bishop Named Envoy to Region
Pope Benedict XVI has appointed Archbishop Pierre Nguyên Van Tot as the Vatican’s apostolic nuncio in Central America, the Vatican news agency reported Tuesday.
The post, which functions as a diplomatic representative of the pope having ambassadorial status, is located in San José.
Originally from Vietnam, the cleric previously has held nuncio positions in the Central African Republic and Chad.
Central America’s former nuncio, Filipino Bishop Osvaldo Padilla, now represents the Vatican in South Korea.
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