Pope Francis Names Archbishop Charles John Brown As New Apostolic Nuncio To The Philippines

Pope Francis named US Archbishop Charles John Brown as the new apostolic nuncio to the Philippines.

Pope Francis officially named United States Archbishop Charles John Brown as the new apostolic nuncio to the Philippines.

This, as he will take over Archbishop Gabriele Caccia, who became the Vatican’s Permanent Observer to the United Nations in New York.

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Archbishop Brown — a 60-year-old American diplomat — would move to the Philippines from Albania, wherein he had served as an apostolic nuncio since 2017.

The Philippines had been without an apostolic nuncio after Archbishop Gabriele Caccia ended his tour of duty in the country last December 2019.

As a papal envoy, Archbishop Brown would represent the Holy See to government authorities in the Philippines while also playing a critical role in the selection of bishops.

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Last May 1989, Archbishop Brown — born in New York, USA — was ordained as priest for the Archdiocese of New York. Also, he worked as an assistant parish priest at St. Brendan’s Church in the Bronx before coming to Rome.

He was also appointed as an adjunct secretary of the International Theological Commission last September 2009, which helped the Vatican — primarily the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith – in examining doctrinal questions of major importance.

Pope Benedict XVI appointed Fr. Brown as the Apostolic Nuncio to Ireland last Nov. 26, 2011, which elevated him to the dignity of archbishop.

Last March 9, 2017, Pope Francis appointed Archbishop Brown as the Apostolic Nuncio to Albania.

Last May 2020, Pope Francis promoted Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle to Cardinal-Bishop rank, which was the highest title of a Cardinal in the Catholic Church.

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