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New nuncio presents his papers to the Queen

By on Wednesday, 2 March 2011

The Queen receives Archbishop Antonio Mennini, the Apostolic Nuncio, at Buckingham Palace (Lewis Whyld/PA Wire)

The Queen receives Archbishop Antonio Mennini, the Apostolic Nuncio, at Buckingham Palace (Lewis Whyld/PA Wire)

The new Apostolic Nuncio to Great Britain, Archbishop Antonio Mennini, today presented his diplomatic papers to the Queen.

He was taken from Archbishop’s House to Buckingham Palace in a horse-drawn carriage before presenting a letter of his appointment and his predecessor’s resignation papers. It was reported that an altar server from Westminster Cathedral was the coachman for the nuncio’s carriage.

Archbishop Mennini, 63, who is Italian, previously served for eight years as nuncio to Russia. He was highly regarded for the way he handled the Church’s delicate relationship with Moscow and was credited with improving relations dramatically.

The previous nuncio, Archbishop Faustino Sainz Muñoz, stepped down in December because of ill health.

Photos of Archbishop Mennini’s journey can be seen here.

  • Johnnysprite

    welcome sir to UK which your former pope JP2 described in one of his addresses to us as “Oh England of fair and generous minds…”.
    please use your time to promote christian unity. support the ARCIC 3 meetings and give them a deadline to solved all outstanding issues. Theirs is the only way to Unity. The ordinariate makes a mess of things because can every Anglican diocese crossing over really have their personal ordinariate?

    Lets get Anglican unity better organised in liturgy and structure under the ARCIC3 talks and get unity from the ground up. Don’t dillly dally. Please Don’t throw a spanner in the works. Set a deadline as the talks have gone on for 50 years.

  • http://twitter.com/williamlfc123 William Callaghan

    Hopefully the new Papal Nuncio can help advise the Pope on a new Archbishop here in the Archdiocese of Cardiff