Pope Benedict XVI has nominated Apostolic Nuncio for Malta his Excellency Archbishop Mons. Felix del Blanco Prieto as the Pope's official almoner. Del Blanco Prieto is replacing Mons. Oscar Rizzato.
The Pope's official almoner, continues in office even after the pope dies.
He continues to carry out works of charity in accordance with the criteria employed during the pope's lifetime.
Archbishop Nuncio Felix del Blanco Prieto was born in Morgovejo, Leon, Spain on 15 June 1937.
He was ordained priest on 27th May 1961 and consecrated bishop on 6th July 1991.
Del Blano Prieto was declared as the Apostolic Nuncio for Malta in June 2003.
He also served as an Apostolic Nuncio in Cameroon and Republic of Equatorial Guinea
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