In 1794 he was transferred to the nunciature at Cologne, but owing to the war had to make his residence in Augsburg.
Having completed his studies in the Capranica College' at Rome, and having taken holy orders, he studied diplomacy at the College of Ecclesiastical Nobles, and in 1875 was appointed councillor to the papal nunciature at Madrid.
(February 18, 1521) called on the emperor to take measures against Luther, a demand soon to be responded to in the edict of Worms. In 1521 and 1522 Eck was again in Rome, reporting on the results of his nunciature.
apostolic nunciature: The offices of the Holy Father's representative to a country or to the Church in that country.