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Papal nuncio praises Missouri Catholic Conference

Archbishop Christophe Pierre, apostolic nuncio to the United States, delivered the keynote speech Oct. 7 at the Missouri Catholic Conference’s annual assembly in Jefferson City, Mo. The public policy arm of the Missouri bishops is marking its 50th anniversary.

JEFFERSON CITY, MO. — Pope Francis' diplomatic representative to the United States hailed the Missouri Catholic Conference (MCC) as a shining example of missionary discipleship and the joyful proclamation of the Kingdom of God.

Archbishop Christophe Pierre, apostolic nuncio to the United States, gave the keynote address at the MCC's 50th anniversary celebration Oct. 7 in the Cathedral of St. Joseph in Jefferson City.

Pope names papal nuncio to Mexico to be new nuncio to the United States

Archbishop Christophe Pierre, apostolic nuncio to Mexico since 2007, has been appointed the new apostolic nuncio to the United States. Archbishop Pierre is pictured celebrating a Mass for the families of missing students near Chilpancingo, Mexico, in 2014

WASHINGTON -- Pope Francis has appointed Archbishop Christophe Pierre, papal nuncio to Mexico since 2007, to be the new apostolic nuncio to the United States.

He succeeds Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, who has held the post since 2011. Archbishop Vigano turned 75 in January, the age at which canon law requires bishops to run their resignation into the pope.

As president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, Ky., shared "a heartfelt greeting and my prayerful support" of the newly named nuncio "as he embarks on his service to our country."

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