Apostolic Nunciature to Malaysia
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The Apostolic Nunciature of the Holy See to Malaysia is the diplomatic mission of the Holy See to Malaysia, equivalent to an embassy. It is located at 171 Jalan Ampang Hilir, Kuala Lumpur. The nunciature was established in 2013, when Malaysia became the 179th state to establish diplomatic relations with the Holy See. The current Apostolic Nuncio is Archbishop Joseph Salvador Marino, who was named to the position by Pope Benedict XVI on 16 January 2013. Marino is also the Apostolic Nuncio to East Timor and Apostolic Delegate to Brunei.
The Apostolic Nunciature to Malaysia is an ecclesiastical office of the Catholic Church in Malaysia, with the rank of ambassador. The nuncio serves both as the ambassador of the Pope (as head of State of Vatican City) to the King of Malaysia, and as delegate and point-of-contact between the Catholic hierarchy in Malaysia and the Pope (as head of the church).
List of Papal representativesEdit
- Archbishop Jean Jadot (23 Feb 1968 - 15 May 1971)
- Archbishop Giovanni Moretti (9 Sep 1971 - 13 Mar 1978)
- Archbishop Silvio Luoni (15 May 1978 - 1980)
- Archbishop Renato Raffaele Martino (14 Sep 1980 - 3 Dec 1986)
- Archbishop Alberto Tricarico (28 Feb 1987 - 26 Jul 1993)
- Archbishop Luigi Bressan (26 Jul 1993 - 25 Mar 1999)
- Archbishop Adriano Bernardini (24 Jul 1999 - 26 Apr 2003)
- Archbishop Salvatore Pennacchio (20 Sep 2003 - 8 May 2010)
- Archbishop Leopoldo Girelli (13 Jan 2011 - 16 Jan 2013)
- Archbishop Joseph Salvador Marino (16 Jan 2013 - )