Funeral services in Archbishop Sambi’s hometown

Update: Memorial Mass for nuncio will be celebrated Sept. 14 at national shrine VATICAN CITY — The body of Archbishop Pietro Sambi, the late nuncio to the United States, arrived at the airport in Rimini, Italy, yesterday morning and was taken to the parish church in his hometown, Sogliano al Rubicone. A prayer service was held […]

Vatican nuncio to U.S. Archbishop Sambi dies

Detailed obituary: Archbishop Sambi, US nuncio since early 2006, dies at age 73 Reaction: US church had ‘highest respect, deepest affection’ for nuncio Archbishop Pietro Sambi, the apostolic nuncio to the United States for more than five years, died tonight, apparently from complications of lung surgery performed approximately three weeks earlier. Last Friday, the nunciature announced that […]

Vatican ambassador to U.S. on ‘assisted ventilation’

UPDATED  7/23 By Julie Asher Catholic News Service Archbishop Pietro Sambi, papal nuncio to the United States, “has been placed on assisted ventilation” since experiencing complications after he underwent “a delicate lung surgery” two weeks ago, according to the apostolic nunciature in Washington. The ventilation is necessary “to attempt recovery of his lung function,” the […]

Priest from Lebanon to head US-based eparchy for Armenian Catholics

By Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) –- Pope Benedict XVI has named Msgr. Mikael Mouradian, who is superior of the Convent of Notre Dame in Bzommar, Lebanon, as the new bishop of the Eparchy of Our Lady of Nareg in New York for Armenian Catholics. The appointment was announced May 21 in Washington by Archbishop […]

Liveblog: U.S. bishops’ fall general meeting

Here we are again, ready to liveblog the fall general meeting of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, just as we did last year. (If you’ve opened this page mid-session, make sure you refresh your browser often to get the latest updates.) Our thanks to Telecare, the television ministry of the Diocese of Rockville Centre, […]

Pope names archbishop for Milwaukee, bishop for Fort Wayne-South Bend

(UPDATE: Full story.) By Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — Pope Benedict XVI has named Bishop Jerome E. Listecki of La Crosse, Wis., to be the archbishop of Milwaukee and Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades of Harrisburg, Pa., to be the bishop of Fort Wayne-South Bend, Ind. He also accepted the resignation of Bishop John M. […]

More on today’s bishops’ meeting sessions

SECOND UPDATE: We’ve also moved this story on the missal-translation issue: Bishops again take up section of missal translation rejected in June UPDATE: Cardinal Cordes (see previous post) also spoke yesterday on the papal encyclical “Deus Caritas Est.” Here’s our story on both events: Pope’s encyclical said to give charities encouragement, guidance – – – […]

Liveblog: U.S. bishops’ Monday morning session

(UPDATE: For Monday afternoon session, click here.) (If you’ve opened this page mid-session, make sure you refresh your browser often to get the latest updates.) The CNS Blog today launches a grand experiment: liveblogging of the public sessions of the U.S. bishops’ fall general meeting in Baltimore. Check back here both for what’s going on […]

No news is good news

ORLANDO, Fla. — Seeing the words “remarks by the apostolic nuncio” on the agenda of the U.S. bishops’ spring meeting in Orlando today reminded me of the last time Archbishop Pietro Sambi addressed a general assembly of the bishops. Last November the nuncio made the first official announcement that Pope Benedict XVI would visit the […]

Our Sunday Visitor interviews papal nuncio to U.S.

TORONTO — The blog “Whispers in the Loggia” beat us to this one, but it bears repeating: Our Sunday Visitor interviewed Archbishop Pietro Sambi, the apostolic nuncio to the United States, on last month’s papal visit to the United States “now that the dust has settled.” OSV notes that Archbishop Sambi was one of the key figures […]

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