Our Holy Father has named a new Papal Nuncio to the U.S. This is great news. With an onslaught of bishops about to retire, there is much work to do. There was some thought that the new Nuncio may not be named until closer to the end of the year. I am sure that those in the Nunciature are following the old saying that, "Today we celebrate, for tomorrow we work!"
So who is the newly named Nuncio? I will leave that announcement for the great artisan of the pen, Rocco Palmo...
"Months in the rumor-mill, yet conspicuously delayed amid very credible reports of a Vatican power struggle, at this Roman Noon the move is finally official: Pope Benedict has named Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò as his ambassador to the United States in the footsteps of the late, lamented "Super-Nuncio"Pietro Sambi..." (Rocco Palmo)
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