Pope names Archbishop Alberto Ortega Martin as new apostolic nuncio to Chile

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Pope names Archbishop Alberto Ortega Martin as new apostolic nuncio to Chile

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Pope Francis has named Spanish Archbishop Alberto Ortega Martin as the new apostolic nuncio to Chile, the Vatican announced.

Ortega, 56, served as nuncio to Jordan and Iraq on August 1, 2105 prior to his appointment to the South American country, the Vatican said October 7, 2019.
Ordained to the priesthood in 1990, Ortega entered the Vatican diplomatic service in 1997, serving in posts in Nicaragua, South Africa and Lebanon. He was ordained a bishop in 2015.

Alberto Ortega Martín was born in Madrid, Spain, on November 14, 1962. He was ordained a priest of the Archdiocese of Madrid on 28 April 1990 by Cardinal Ángel Suquía Goicoechea.

On July 1, 1997, he joined the diplomatic service of the Holy See and worked in Nicaragua, South Africa, and Lebanon. Beginning in 2004 he worked in Rome at the Secretariat of State, where in 2007 he was given responsibility for the Holy See's representation in North Africa and the Arabian Peninsula.

On August 1, 2015, Pope Francis appointed him titular archbishop of Midila (Algeria) and apostolic nuncio to Jordan and Iraq. He received his episcopal consecration on 10 October 2015 from Cardinal Pietro Parolin.

On October 7, 2019 he was named apostolic nuncio to Chile.

Tue, 10/08/2019 - 12:54
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