Friday, November 12, 2010

Nuncio to retire.

Archbishop Faustino Sainz Muñoz, the Apostolic Nuncio to Great Britain, has announced his retirement. Earlier this year the Archbishop suffered a stroke which left him severely disabled, despite his gradual recovery he needs to continue treatment in his native Spain.

Let us pray for him, and pray for a successor. I presume that sympathy towards the establishment of the Ordinariate will figure strongly in the choice of a successor, as will Cardinal Bertone's impressions of Britain's needs gained on the Papal visit.

1 comment:

motuproprio said...

The pleasant views of Wimbledon Park seem to go as a reward for long and faithful service in less pleasant climes, rather than for any firm purpose to see the Holy Father's wishes translated into action by the Bishops of England and Wales.
Is there any mileage in keeping tally of which bishops are observing the Holy Father's Vigil for All Nascent Human Life coinciding with first vespers of the First Sunday of Advent? Vincent Nichols is presiding at a Vigil at Westminster Cathedral that evening. What news of other diocesans?