Incoming Apostolic Nuncio to Ethiopia, Archbishop Antoine Camilleri, has arrived in Addis Ababa. Archbishop Camilleri expressed his deepest gratitude for the warm welcome saying the smile on those present for the welcoming shows the love and respect the Catholic community has for the Holy Father.
“I am happy to come to Ethiopia. As I come here to work with you representing Pope Francis, I bring you greetings from the Holy Father. I assure you that the doors of the Apostolic Nunciature will be always open to discuss on issues concerning our Church so that together we can look for solutions and ways forward,” said the Apostolic Nuncio.
The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Ethiopia (CBCE); religious Congregations who were represented by Brother Kassu Fantaye as well as the Diocesan clergy assured Archbishop Camilleri of their readiness to collaborate and support him in his new assignment.
Archbishop Camilleri will serve as the Apostolic Nuncio to Ethiopia and Djibouti. He will also be the special representative to the African Union and the Apostolic Delegate to Somalia.
Mgr Camilleri was born in Sliema on 20 August 1965. He was ordained on the 5th of July 1991; and joined the diplomatic service of the Holy See on 9th January 1999 and has served in Papua New Guinea, Uganda and Cuba as well as within the Vatican’s secretary of state.
The 54-year-old speaks eight languages, including Spanish, Romanian and Russian.
Via Vatican News / Amecea