In Conversation: Religious Freedom in the Middle East Today

Event Date: 
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Event Time: 
2:00 p.m.
Location: 
012 Bendheim Hall

The Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination will host a conversation on "Religious Freedom in the Middle East Today" with H.E. The Most Reverend Archbishop Bernardito Auza, Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations, on Wednesday April 22, 2015, at 2:00 p.m. in 012 Bendheim Hall. The event is open to the public but RSVP is required. To attend, contact Angella Matheney.

The Most Reverend Archbishop Bernardito Auza was born in Talibon, Republic of the Philippines on June, 10 1959, and ordained priest for the Diocese of Tagbilaran on June 29, 1985. In 1986 he was incardinated to the newly created Diocese of Talibon. He earned a doctorate in theology and entered the diplomatic service of the Holy See in 1990.

Archbishop Auza served at the Apostolic Nunciature in Madagascar, in Bulgaria, and then in Albania. He then served in the Secretariat of State in the Vatican and from there was appointed to the Permanent Observer Mission of the Holy See to the United Nations in New York. He was appointed Apostolic Nuncio to Haiti on May 8, 2008 and was ordained Titular Archbishop of Suacia on July 3, 2008. He was appointed Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations in New York on July 1, 2014 and Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the Organization of American States on July 16, 2014.