Pope Francis nominates Apostolic Nunzio to Ghana

Msgr Henryk Mieczysław Jagodziński

Pope Francis on Sunday appointed Msgr Henryk Mieczysław Jagodziński to the position of Apostolic Nuncio of Ghana and elevates him to the rank of Archbishop.

Jagodziński, currently working as a nunciature councilor, will soon take up this position. In addition, he is being elevated to the rank of Archbishop, and is being conferred the Titular See of Limosano.

Msgr Jagodziński was born in Małogoszcz, Poland on 1 January 1969. 

He was ordained to the priesthood on 3 June 1995 and incardinated in the Diocese of Kielce.

After obtaining a degree in Canon Law he entered the diplomatic service of the Holy See on 1 July 2001. 

He has served various Pontifical Representatives, including those in Belarus, Croatia, India, and Bosnia and Herzegovina. In addition, he has also worked in the Third Section of the Vatican’s Secretariat of State, the Section for Relations with States.

He speaks Polish, Italian, Frence, English, Croatian, Russian and Spanish.

Who is an Apostolic Nuncio

Msgr Henryk Mieczysław Jagodziński

An Apostolic Nuncio is an ecclesiastical diplomat, serving as a permanent diplomatic representative or an envoy of the Holy See to a state or to an international organization.

A Nuncio is appointed by the Pope and represents the Holy See (ambassador of the Holy See). He is also head of the Apostolic Nunciature (the equivalent of an embassy). A Nuncio is usually an Archbishop.

In Catholic countries, the Nuncio often ranks above ambassadors in diplomatic protocol. A Nuncio performs the same functions as an ambassador and has the same diplomatic privileges.

In addition, the Nuncio serves as the liaison between the Holy See and the Church in that particular nation, supervising the diocesan episcopate and has an important role in the selection of bishops.

Source: Daily Mail GH

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