(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis has named Spanish Archbishop Miguel Maury Buendia as the new Apostolic Nunzio to the Republic of Moldova. Currently the Holy See’s diplomatic representative to Romania, Archbishop Maury Buendia was born in Madrid on 19 November 1955. He was ordained on 26 June 1980 and became Titular Archbishop of Italica on 12 June 2008.
From 2008-2015 the Archbishop served as Apostolic Nuncio to Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tadjikistan.
Archbishop Maury Buendia replaces Archbishop Francisco-Javier Lozano who resigned as Apostolic Nunzio to the Republic of Moldova in July 2015.