Sources close to this writer advised a few days ago that the Papal Nuncio to Canada would be replaced sometime in October, perhaps around the 15th. In an unexpected occurrence, the Most Rev. Pedro López Quintana, Apostolic Nuncio to Canada and Titular Archbishop of Agropoli resigned earlier today. No reason is yet known for the rumoured replacement or now, the sudden resignation and no announcement from the Holy See or the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops has been made.
Born in Barbastro, Spain, on July 27, 1953. He was ordained to the priesthood by His Holiness Pope John Paul II for the Archdiocese of Compostella, Spain on June 15, 1980.
Below is the chronology of Archbishop Luigi Ventura. It is worth noting that the "Events" between Apostolic Nucicature's were "appointments," not resignations. This was also the case with Archbishop Quintana's previous appointments and the Nuncio previous to +Ventura.
|9 Dec 1944||68.80||Born||Borgosatollo, Italy|
|14 Jun 1969||24.5||Ordained Priest||Priest of Brescia, Italy|
|25 Mar 1995||50.3||Appointed||Titular Archbishop of Equilium|
|25 Mar 1995||50.3||Appointed||Apostolic Nuncio to Côte d’Ivoire|
|25 Mar 1995||50.3||Appointed||Apostolic Nuncio to Burkina Faso|
|25 Mar 1995||50.3||Appointed||Apostolic Nuncio to Niger|
|29 Apr 1995||50.4||Ordained Bishop||Titular Archbishop of Equilium|
|25 Mar 1999||54.3||Appointed||Apostolic Nuncio to Chile|
|22 Jun 2001||56.5||Appointed||Apostolic Nuncio to Canada|
|22 Sep 2009||64.8||Appointed||Apostolic Nuncio to France|
Let us remember Archbishop Ventura in our prayers.
As information becomes available this post will be updated.