Most Rev. Joseph Salvador Marino, (born 23 January 1953 in Birmingham, Alabama) is a diplomat of the Holy See.
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 at the Cathedral of St. Paul in Birmingham, Alabama. 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.
Assumption of Mary
The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary is one of the most joyful of our liturgical Solemnities. The Church on earth and the Church in Heaven join in the infinite glory of God, who welcomes and crowns his Mother. Today is the day of Mary’s birth in Heaven which celebrates the triumph of her soul and her body.
6.30pm – Arrival of HE Archbishop Joseph Marion
7.00pm – Talk on “Role of the Lady in the Church today” at St Mary’s Hall
8.00pm – Thanksgiving Eucharistic Celebration
ALL ARE WELCOME