Pope appoints Nigerian for evangelisation top post

Nigerian-born Archbishop Fortunatus Nwachukwu has been appointed as the Secretary of the Dicastery for Evangelisation, Section for First Evangelization and the New Particular Churches.

The Holy See Press Office announced the papal appointment on Wednesday.

Before his appointment, Archbishop Nwachukwu, the titular Archbishop of Acquaviva, has served since 17 December 2021 as the Holy See’s Permanent Observer to the United Nations and Specialised Institutions in Geneva and to the World Trade Organization.

He also served as the Representative of the Holy See to the International Organization for Migration.

Born on 10 May 1960, Archbishop Nwachukwu was ordained a priest of the Diocese of Umuahia on 17 June 1984, and was later incardinated into the Diocese of Aba on 2 April 1990.

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