KOTA KINABALU, MALAYSIA – Archbishop Leopoldo Girelli, the apostolic delegate to Malaysia, believes relations between Malaysia and the Vatican are moving in the right direction.

“Soon the Vatican will appoint an apostolic nuncio to represent the pope in Malaysia. This is a positive move,” he said on Oct 30 during a visit to Kota Kinabalu in Sabah state.

Malaysia and the Vatican agreed to establish diplomatic ties during Prime Minister Najib Razak’s visit to the Vatican in July, where he had an audience with Pope Benedict XVI.

However, a nuncio is yet to be appointed to Malaysia, and Singapore-based Archbishop Girelli presently serves as apostolic delegate to the country.

Archbishop Girelli was visiting the Church in Sabah for the first time since he was appointed apostolic delegate in January. - UCANEWS.COM

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