Archbishop Jude Thaddeus Okolo from Kano Archdiocese in Nigeria has been appointed by Pope Francis to take up the role of apostolic nuncio to Ireland. This will be the first time an African priest will be appointed.
The position of Apostolic Nuncio is the Vatican’s diplomatic representative in Ireland.
The 60-year old Archbishop is expected to take up the role during the summer.
Archbishop Okolo who was ordained a priest in 1983 speaks English, French, Italian, Igbo, Spanish and German.