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APOSTOLIC NUNCIO TO IRELAND

nuncioNEW APOSTOLIC NUNCIO TO IRELAND
Pope Francis has appointed His Excellency Archbisop Jude Thaddeus Okolo, Titiular Archbishop of Novica, as the Apostolic Nuncio to Ireland.
Dr Okolo is from Kano in Nigeria, where he entered the priesthood in 1983. He formerly served as an apostolic nuncio to the Central African Republic and Chad in 2008, and then as the pope’s diplomatic representative to the Dominican Republic in 2013. Before becoming an apostolic nuncio, he had worked in the diplomatic service of the Holy See, where he was stationed in Sri Lanka, before going on to be a pontifical representative in Hati, Switzerland, the Czech Republic, Australia and the Antilles. The archbishop speaks English, French, Italian, Igbo, Spanish and German.
Dr Okolo will take up the role during the summer, and replaces outgoing papal nuncio Charles Brown, who finished his term in March and is moving to Albania to take up a new diplomatic post. Bandon Parish welcomes Archbishop Okolo to Ireland and we ask God continued blessings in his ministry.