Pope appoints Apostolic Nuncio to Caribbean

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A report from Trinidad’s Newsday.

Pope Francis has appointed an Apostolic Nuncio, or Vatican ambassador, to the Antilles Episcopal Conference (AEC), of which the Port of Spain Archdiocese is a member.

Nigerian Archbishop Fortunatus Nwachukwu, titular Archbishop of Acquaviva, presently Apostolic Nuncio in Nicaragua, was named as the new Apostolic Nuncio of AEC, the Catholic Media Services in Port of Spain said in a statement.

Archbishop Fortunatus Nwachukwu was ordained a priest on June 17, 1984, with incardination in the Diocese of Aba (Nigeria). He possesses a Doctorate in Dogmatic Theology and a Doctorate in Canon Law.

He served in the Apostolic Nunciatures – Holy See Embassies in Ghana, Paraguay, Algeria, at the UN Offices and Specialised Institutions in Geneva, and at the Secretariat of State at the Vatican –Section of Relation with States.

Between 2007 and 2012 he was the Chief of Protocol of the Secretariat of State (Vatican).

His first assignment as Head of Mission was on November 12, 2012, as Apostolic Nuncio (Holy See Ambassador) in Nicaragua.

Archbishop Nwachukwu speaks English, Spanish, French, Italian, German, Hebrew and Arabic.

2 thoughts on “Pope appoints Apostolic Nuncio to Caribbean

  1. Because he is an Igbo in Biafra land Nigeria,you guys didn’t include his native dialect Igbo Language to his pedigree, but if the other way around cacophony every where, we black people need to come together and stop this white brainwash syndrome.
    Some whitebrainwashed blacks cannot even pronounce his surname properly, and can’t even address his titles as supposed.
    He is The PAPAL NUNCIO just like Pope in the Caribbean His Excellency Most Reverend Dr.Fortunatus Nwachukwu.

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