Language Matters

Kathleen Stein Smith, Ph.D

Pope Francis’ translator and ‘wingman,’ Monsignor Mark Miles, gains fans of his own

“As Pope Francis has dazzled huge crowds in his visit to America this week, his translator and unofficial “wingman” has gained plenty of fans of his own.

Monsignor Mark Miles has served as the pope’s official translator, helping him spread his message during a six-day trip to Washington, D.C., Philadelphia and New York City.

Miles, 48, was born in Gibraltar.

Miles also has the tricky task of helping the pope get his message across in front of large crowds and small personal encounters while trying to avoid taking any spotlight himself.

While Miles happily translates the pope’s message, he prefers to not speak much about himself.

“I’m a pretty boring customer,” he told The New York Times after politely declining an interview.”

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