Mark Miles

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The Reverend

Mark Miles
Official of the Secretariat of State
Miles and francis.jpg
Miles, interpreting for Pope Francis.
Diocese Gibraltar
Personal details
Birth name Mark Gerard Miles
Born Gibraltar
Nationality British
Denomination Roman Catholic
Residence Vatican City
Profession Diplomat, Interpreter

Mark Gerard Miles is a Gibraltarian Catholic priest who serves as the English interpreter for Pope Francis.[1]

Miles came to public attention following Pope Francis' visit to the Philippines and the United States in 2015 when his simultaneous interpretation into English was highly commended by the public. Mark attended the Pontifical Ecclesiastical Academy in Rome and has had official postings with the Secretariat of State of the Holy See in Ecuador and Hungary[2][3]

In September 2015 Miles was awarded the Gibraltar Medallion of Distinction.[4]

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  1. ^ Povoledo, Elisabetta. "Msgr. Mark Miles, Pope’s English Translator, Braces for the U.S. Spotlight". The New York Times. Retrieved 24 September 2015. 
  2. ^ Zak, Dan. "Meet Monsignor Mark Miles, Pope Francis’s mysterious interpreter". The Washington Post. Retrieved 29 September 2015. 
  3. ^ Chu, Henry. "Pope’s interpreter learns job brings surprises and fans". The Seattle Times. Retrieved 29 September 2015. 
  4. ^ Mascarenhas, Alice. "Gibraltar honours a wide-cross section of the community". The Gibraltar Chronicle. Retrieved 29 September 2015.