Apostolic Nuncio in Madagascar, Seychelles to Also Represent Holy Father in Mauritius

Archbishop Tomasz Grysa, appointed Apostolic Nuncio to Mauritius on 21 March 2023. Credit: Vatican Media

The representative of the Holy Father in Madagascar and Seychelles is to extend his diplomatic services to the Indian Ocean Island nation of Mauritius.

The appointment of Archbishop Tomasz Grysa as Apostolic Nuncio to Mauritius was made public on Tuesday, March 21, and published by the Holy See Press Office.

The Mauritius Apostolic Nunciature has been vacant since August 2022 when the Holy Father transferred Archbishop Paolo Rocco Gualtieri to Peru.

Archbishop Grysa, a native of Poland and a member of the Clergy of the country’s Poznań Archdiocese, is the representative of the Holy Father in Madagascar since September 2022 and in Seychelles since February this year. 

He also serves as the Apostolic Delegate to Comoros and titular Archbishop of the Rubicon.


Born in Poznań in Poland in October 1970, the newly appointed Apostolic Nuncio to Mauritius was ordained a Priest on 25 May 1995.

The graduate in Canon Law who speaks French, English, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish entered the diplomatic service of the Holy See on 1 July 2001.

Since then, Archbishop Grysa has previously served in various Apostolic Nunciatures, including the Russian Federation, India, Belgium, Mexico, Brazil, Israel, and Palestine. 

Archbishop Grysa served as the first Counselor at the Holy See Mission to the United Nations for three years, and also in the same capacity at the Apostolic Delegation of the Holy See in Jerusalem.

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