Pope appoints US archbishop as diplomatic rep to Malaysia


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  • Saturday, 19 Jan 2013

PUTRAJAYA: Pope Benedict XVI has appointed American Archbishop Joseph Marino as the first Apostolic Nuncio (diplomatic representative) to Malaysia, and the Government has welcomed it.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said the appointment was testament to a commitment he and Pope Benedict pledged during a meeting two years ago.

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