From left: Archbishop Nicholas Chia, Apostolic Nuncio Archbishop Leopoldo Girelli and Bishop Paul Tan of Melaka-Johor at the March 15 reception.

Church leaders from around the region welcomed Apostolic Nuncio Archbishop Leopoldo Girelli with a reception on March 15.

Archbishop Nicholas Chia, Bishop Paul Tan of Melaka-Johor and Bishop Cornelius Sim of Brunei were among those present at the event held at the Apostolic Nunciature at Waterloo Street.

Archbishop Chia introduced the Vatican ambassador to those present and said he was happy to have the nuncio stationed in Singapore.

Archbishop Girelli is expected to present his credentials to President S R Nathan at the end of March.

He is apostolic nuncio to Singapore and Timor Leste, apostolic delegate to Malaysia and Brunei, and non-resident pontifical representative for Vietnam.

By Vincent D’Silva

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