Mons. Alberto Ortega Martín is appointed Nuncio in Venezuela

Mons. Alberto Ortega Martín is appointed Nuncio in Venezuela

The Apostolic Nunciature in Chile announces that His Holiness, Pope Francis, has appointed Mons. Alberto Ortega Martín, until now Apostolic Nuncio in Chile, as Apostolic Nuncio in Venezuela.

This news was published at 12:00 hrs. from Rome (6:00 a.m. Chile time) today, Tuesday, May 14, 2024.

Mons. Alberto Ortega Martín: Titular Archbishop of Midila, Apostolic Nuncio

HE Mons. Alberto Ortega Martín, was born in Madrid, Spain on November 14, 1962.
He was ordained a priest on April 28, 1990 and incardinated in the Archdiocese of Madrid.

He has a Doctorate in Canon Law.

He entered the diplomatic service of the Holy See on July 1, 1997 and has served in the Apostolic Nunciatures of Nicaragua, South Africa, Lebanon, as well as in the Section for Relations with States of the Secretariat of State of the Holy See. .

He was appointed Apostolic Nuncio to Iraq and Jordan on August 1, 2015.

He was ordained Bishop in St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican on October 10, 2015.
On October 7, 2019, Liturgical Memory of Our Lady of the Rosary, the Holy Father appointed him Apostolic Nuncio to Chile. He arrived at said diplomatic representation on December 14, 2019.

On Tuesday, May 14, 2024, he was appointed Apostolic Nuncio in Venezuela.

Apostolic Nuncios in Chile and their corresponding periods

1. Giovanni Alessandro Muzi (1823 – 1825)
2. Lorenzo Barili (1851 – 1856)
3. Vincenzo Massoni (1856 – 1857)
4. Marino Marini (1857 – 1865)
5. Mario Mocenni (1877 – 1882)
6. Celestino del Frate (1882 – 1883)
7. Pietro Monti (1902 – 1907)
8. Enrico Sibilia (1908 – 1914)
9. Sebastiano Nicotra (1916 – 1918)
10. Benedetto Aloisi Masella (1919 – 1927)
11. Ettore Felici (1927 – 1938)
12. Aldo Laghi (1938 – 1942)
13. Maurilio Silvani (1942 – 1946)
14. Mario Zanin (1947 – 1953)
15. Sebastiano Baggio (1953 – 1959)
16. Opilio Rossi (1959 – 1961)
17. Gaetano Alibrandi (1961 – 1963)
18. Egano Righi-Lambertini (1963 – 1967)
19. Carlo Martini (1967 – 1970)
20. Sótero Sanz Villalba (1970 – 1977)
21. Angelo Sodano (1977 – 1988)
22. Giulio Einaudi (1988 – 1992)
23. Piero Biggio (1992 – 1999)
24. Luigi Ventura (1999 – 2001)
25. Aldo Cavalli (2001 – 2007)
26. Giuseppe Pinto (2007 – 2011)
27. Ivo Scapolo (2011 – 2019)
28. Alberto Ortega (2019 – 2024)

– Related news: Bishops express their gratitude to Nuncio Alberto Ortega Martín

Source: Apostolic Nunciature – CECh Communications
CECh, 05-14-2024

 
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