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Pope welcomes new Greek ambassador

December 07, 2012 - Pope Benedict XVI on Friday welcomed the new ambassador to the Holy See, Georgios Papadopoulos. At a formal ceremony in the Vatican the Pope received the credentials from Papadopoulos at the start of his diplomatic mission at the Holy See. The 58-year old law graduate served in various positions at Greece’s foreign ministry and diplomatic mission, including as ambassador to Saudi Arabia and Belgium. Georgios Papadopoulos speaks English, French, Spanish and also some German besides his native Greek