|Church Roman Catholic Church|
In office 2013 - current
Name Joseph Marino
|See Titular See of Natchitoches|
Ordination August 25, 1979 by Bishop William Russell Houck
Consecration March 29, 2008 by Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran
Joseph Salvador Marino, (born 23 January 1953 in Birmingham, Alabama) is a diplomat of the Holy See.
- Homily by he joseph salvador marino on parish feastday of omph church ipoh on 18 june 2016
- Episcopal consecration and diplomatic career
Homily by he joseph salvador marino on parish feastday of omph church ipoh on 18 june 2016
He was ordained a priest on 25 August 1979 for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Birmingham in Alabama. He is currently Apostolic Nuncio to Malaysia, Apostolic Nuncio to East Timor (non-residential), and Apostolic Delegate to Brunei (non-residential).
Episcopal consecration and diplomatic career
Marino began his diplomatic career with an assignment to the Vatican embassy in the Philippines in 1988. He was transferred to Montevideo, Uruguay in 1991, and then to Lagos, Nigeria in 1994. In 1997 he began working throughout the Balkans. Marino was a member of the Vatican delegation sent by Pope John Paul II to Belgrade on April 1, 1999, at the height of the Kosovo conflict. He was also part of a delegation sent to the White House before the 2003 start of the war in Iraq, as the pope sent a plea for peace. Marino sat in on a meeting between President George W. Bush and Cardinal Pio Laghi.
Archbishop Marino was appointed an archbishop by Pope Benedict XVI in 2008. He received his episcopal consecration from Jean-Louis Cardinal Tauran on March 29, 2008 in Rome. Co-consecrators were Archbishop Celestino Migliore, Titular Archbishop of Canosa and Bishop William Russell Houck, Bishop Emeritus of Roman Catholic Diocese of Jackson.
Archbishop Marino was the Apostolic Nuncio to Bangladesh from 2008 until 2013. Marino previously served as a diplomat based at the Vatican embassy in London and served with the secretariat of state for the Vatican in Rome from 1997 to 2004.
On January 16, 2013, Archbishop Marino was appointed Apostolic Nuncio to Malaysia, Apostolic Nuncio to East Timor, and Apostolic Delegate to Brunei.