Important Vatican ambassadorial post filled again

Gänswein was traded for office: New nuncio in Costa Rica

Vatican City - In spring 2023, there was speculation that Archbishop Georg Gänswein could become the new Pope's ambassador to Costa Rica. This did not materialise. Now someone else will take over the post.

Published  on 09.07.2024 at 13:11  – 

An important Vatican ambassadorial post in Latin America has been filled again. On Tuesday, Pope Francis appointed Archbishop Mark Gerard Miles (57) as his new representative in Costa Rica. The British diplomat was previously Apostolic Nuncio in Benin and Togo. In Costa Rica, he succeeds the Italian Bruno Musaro, who stepped down last year due to his age.

In spring 2023, some media speculated that the former private secretary of Pope Benedict XVI, Archbishop Georg Gänswein (photo above), could become papal ambassador to Costa Rica. The rumours were not confirmed: the 67-year-old was recently appointed nuncio for Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. (KNA)