We are blessed to have Archbishop Peter Wells, pictured with his nieces, at the conference this weekend. Originally from the Archdiocese of Tulsa, he serves as the Apostolic Nuncio to Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa, and Swaziland.
Archbishop Wells explained that an Apostolic Nuncio is a two-fold job. That, since the Vatican is an independent state, he is an ambassador to Pope Francis on a political level. He also represents Pope Francis to the local bishops, and acts as the mouthpiece between Pope Francis and the local bishops, delivering messages and concerns between the two.