Newly-appointed Apostolic Nuncio Archbishop Miguel Maury Buendia arrives to Romania

Newly-appointed Apostolic Nuncio Archbishop Miguel Maury Buendia arrives to Romania

The newly-appointed Apostolic Nuncio Archbishop Miguel Maury Buendia arrived to Romania on Sunday, spokesman of the Bucharest Roman Catholic Archdiocese priest Francisc Dobos announced in a Facebook post.

On December 5, 2015, Pope Francis appointed Archbishop Maury Buendia as Apostolic Nuncio to Romania. The position, occupied ad interim by Archbishop Baudouin Biajila Muankembe, had been vacated in July, after the withdrawal of Archbishop Francisco-Javier Lozano.

The newly-appointed Apostolic Nuncio to Romania, Miguel Maury Buendia, Titular Archbishop of Italica, is to be received on Monday by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Lazar Comanescu, on which occasion the Vatican representative will present copies of his letters of credence.

Miguel Maury Buendia was born in Madrid on November 19, 1955. He was ordained on June 26, 1980 and appointed Archbishop in Archdiocese of Madrid. He received a Bachelor’s degree in dogmatic theology from the University of Salamanca and later obtained a doctorate in canon law at the Pontifical Academy of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome (1987).

In July 1987 he entered the diplomatic service of the Holy See, subsequently acting as Secretary of the Apostolic Nunciatures in Rwanda, Uganda, Morocco and Nicaragua (1987-1996), Advisor to the Apostolic Nunciatures of Egypt, Slovakia, Macedonia and Ireland (1996-2004), and in 2004 he joined the Holy See’s State Secretariat. More…