U.S. Nuncio stays on to arrange pope-Biden meeting

Archbishop Christophe Pierre, the 75-year-old apostolic nuncio to the United States, said when he met Pope Francis at the Vatican Sept. 6, the pope asked him to remain in his post instead of retiring. “He asked me to stay, so I stay as long as he wants. And I am happy to do so,” the archbishop told Catholic News Service. At the top of the nuncio’s to-do list is helping the Holy See prepare for Joe Biden’s first presidential visit to the Vatican.