New Nuncio Lopez to Be Bridge between Rome and Austria

PeopleDiplomats ♦ Published: May 15, 2019; 20:41 ♦ (Vindobona)

The new Apostolic Nuncio in Austria sees itself as an instrument of unity and communication between the Pope and the Church in Austria. This was underlined by Archbishop Pedro Lopez Quintana (65) at his first official meeting with the Austrian Bishops' Conference in Vienna.

From left: Msgr. George Panamthundil, Archbishop Pedro Lopez Quintana, Archbishop Franz Lackner, Bishops' Conference General Secretary Peter Schipka / Picture: © Paul Wuthe / Kathpress

The Archbishop of Salzburg, Franz Lackner, as Vice-Chairman of the Bishops' Conference, delivered the welcome greetings also in the name of Cardinal Christoph Schönborn, who is convalescent after his operation and therefore could not participate in the meeting in the nunciature.

The new nuncio stressed in the interview during the meeting that he did not come "as a controller"…