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He was ordained a Priest of Telese o Cerreto Sannita by Pope John Paul II, Italy on 10 July 1960 and appointed Titular Archbishop of Gallesium on 28 March 1992. He served as Apostolic Nuncio to Ukraine between 1992 and 1999, and to the Philippines between 1999 and 2006.
In 2007, a dispute arose as the Vatican protested the inscription under Pius XII photograph in Yad Vashem, alleging the Pontiff did not act to save Jews during the war. Franco even threatened to boycott the Holocaust Memorial Ceremony as a result.
Franco retired from all his posts in August 2012.
- Ynet, 15/4/07: Vatican agrees to attend Holocaust memorial service
|Apostolic Nuncio to Israel
2006 – 2012
Gian Vincenzo Moreni
|Apostolic Nuncio to the Philippines
25 February 2006 – 9 June 2007
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