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Britain's Queen Elizabeth II receives the Apostolic Nuncio, Archbishop Faustino

The former Apostolic Nuncio to Great Britain has died.

Pope Benedict marks the 500th anniversary in the Sistine Chapel (CNS)

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Archbishop Sainz Muñoz at a Mass of Thanksgiving at Westminster Cathedral (Photo: Mazur)

Archbishop Faustino Sainz Muñoz and his family met the Pope in Rome today

Archbishop Antonio Mennini, new nuncio to Britain, is pictured with French Cardinal Roger Etchegaray and Fr Aleksadr of the Novosibirsk Russian Orthodox Church (Photo: CNS)

Archbishop Mennini is widely credited with improving relations with the Russian Orthodox

Queen Elizabeth II receives the Apostolic Nuncio, Archbishop Faustino Sainz Munoz, who presented his Letter of Credence

Archbishop Sainz Muñoz, nuncio to Great Britain, says the Pope’s visit showed the vitality of the British Church

Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, Vatican Secretary of State, will appoint the next nuncio to Britain (Photo: CNS)

Cardinal Bertone, the Pope appointed you for your orthodoxy: now, send us a nuncio in your own image

Archbishop Faustino Sainz Muñoz, Apostolic Nuncio to Great Britain (Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk)

Archbishop Faustino Sainz Muñoz is likely to retire before the end of the year after suffering a stroke in May