His Excellency

Archbishop Jude Thaddeus Okolo

Titular Archishop of Novica

Archbishop Jude Thaddeus Okolo (60), the recently appointed apostolic nuncio to Ireland, is expected to take up his role in mid August.

The apostolic nuncio is the papacy’s diplomatic representative in Ireland.

Archbishop Okolo was born in Kano, Nigeria, and was ordained a priest  for the Diocese of Nnewi.

He formerly served as an apostolic nuncio to the Central African Republic and Chad in 2008, and then as the pope’s diplomatic representative to the Dominican Republic in 2013.

Before becoming an apostolic nuncio, he had worked in the diplomatic service of the Holy See, where he was stationed in Sri Lanka, before going on to be a pontifical representative in Haiti, Switzerland, the Czech Republic, Australia and the Antilles.

The archbishop speaks English, French, Italian, Igbo, Spanish and German.

We warmly welcome Archbishop Jude Thaddeus Okolo as Apostolic Nuncio to Ireland and wish him every blessing and happiness in his ministry here.

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