Pope appoints Apostolic Nuncio to Qatar
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Saturday appointed an Apostolic Nuncio to Qatar. Filipino Archbishop Francisco Montecillo Padilla who is serving as Apostolic Nuncio to Kuwait, Bahrein, Yemen, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Apostolic Delegate to the Arabian Peninsula, has now been appointed Apostolic Nuncio to Qatar as well. He takes over from Canadian-born Arch. Petar Antun Rajič who was transferred as Apostolic Nuncio to Angola and Sao Tome and Principe in June 2015.
Arch. Padilla was appointed Apostolic Nuncio to Kuwait and Apostolic Delegate to the Arabian Peninsula in April 2016. The 63-year old prelate has served in the Holy