Pop Francis Appoints Archbishop From Zimbabwe To Represent Holy Father In Colombia

Pope Francis has appointed Archbishop Paolo Rudelli, the Apostolic Nuncio in Zimbabwe, as his representative in the South American nation of Colombia.

The transfer of the Italian-born Archbishop from the Southern African nation to Colombia was announced Wednesday, July 19 and published by the Holy See Press Office.

A Clergy of Italy’s Bergamo Diocese, Archbishop Rudelli was ordained a Priest in June 1995.

He entered the Holy See diplomatic service in July 2001. Since then, he has served in the Pontifical Representations in Ecuador and Poland as well as the Vatican’s Section for General Affairs of the Secretariat of State.

He was appointed to the European Council in Strasbourg, France as the Holy See’s Permanent Observer in September 2014, a position he held until his appointment as Apostolic Nuncio to Zimbabwe in January 2020.

Acia Africa


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