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Mons Alberto Ortega Martin has been appointed Nuncio in Venezuela

Mons Alberto Ortega Martin has been appointed Nuncio in Venezuela

Mons Alberto Ortega Martin has been appointed Nuncio in Venezuela

The Apostolic Nunciature in Chile announces that Pope Francis has appointed Mons Alberto Ortega Martín as Apostolic Nuncio to Chile for the time being.

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

Mons Alberto Ortega Martin: Archbishop of Midila, Apostolic Nuncio.

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

Canon holds a doctorate in law.

He entered the Diplomatic Service of the Holy See on July 1, 1997 and served in the Apostolic Nunciatures of Nicaragua, South Africa, and Lebanon, as well as in the Division of Relations with States of the Secretariat of State.

Appointed Apostolic Nuncio to Iraq and Jordan on August 1, 2015.

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

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

Apostolic Nuncios in Chile and their Corresponding Periods

1. Giovanni Alessandro Mucci (1823 – 1825)
2. Lorenzo Barelli (1851 – 1856)
3. Vincenzo Massoni (1856 – 1857)
4. Marino Marini (1857 – 1865)
5. Mario Mosenni (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 Alossi Masella (1919 – 1927)
11. Ettore Felice (1927 – 1938)
12. Alto Lagi (1938 – 1942)
13. Morilio Silvani (1942 – 1946)
14. Mario Janin (1947 – 1953)
15. Sebastiano Baggio (1953 – 1959)
16. Opolio Rossi (1959 – 1961)
17. Gaetano Alibrandi (1961 – 1963)
18. Econo Rigi-Lambertini (1963 – 1967)
19. Carlo Martini (1967 – 1970)
20. Sotero sans Villalba (1970 – 1977)
21. Angelo Sodano (1977 – 1988)
22. Giulio Ainadi (1988 – 1992)
23. Piero Piggio (1992 – 1999)
24. Luigi Ventura (1999 – 2001)
25. Alto Cavalli (2001 – 2007)
26. Giuseppe Pinto (2007 – 2011)
27. Ivo Scapolo (2011 – 2019)
28. Alberto Ortega (2019 – 2024)

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