Scot­tish Bish­ops of­fer thanks to Nun­cio churches

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HIS EXCELLENCY Archbishop Antonio Men­nini, who has served as Apos­tolic Nun­cio to Great Bri­tain since De­cem­ber 2010, has been ap­pointed by Pope Fran­cis to serve in the Holy See Sec­re­tar­iat of State and will take up his new post in Rome next month.

Re­act­ing to the an­nounce­ment, Archbishop Philip Tartaglia, Pres­i­dent of the Bish­ops’ Con­fer­ence of Scot­land said: ‘On be­half of the Bish­ops’ Con­fer­ence of Scot­land, I con­grat­u­late him on his ap­point­ment and thank him for the at­ten­tive con­cern he has shown for the Catholic Church in Scot­land on his many vis­its to our coun­try. He has al­ways been a wel­come guest in Scot­land and his wise coun­sel has been val­ued by the Scot­tish Bish­ops.

‘I thank His Excellency for the sen­si­tive and help­ful way he has ful­filled his role as the rep­re­sen­ta­tive of the Holy Fa­ther to our Bish­ops’ Con­fer­ence and to the Catholic Church in Scot­land, and for his readi­ness to con­vey the spe­cific re­al­ity of the Catholic Church in Scot­land to the Holy See.

On be­half of the Bish­ops’ Con­fer­ence of Scot­land and of the en­tire Catholic com­mu­nity, I as­sure him of our prayers as he em­barks on his new mis­sion.’

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