Khartoum, 02 April, 2020 / 7:00 am (ACI Africa).
Pope Francis on Tuesday, March 31 appointed Msgr. Luis Miguel Munoz Cardaba, a native of Spain who has been serving at the Apostolic Nunciature in Turkey, as his representative in Sudan and Eritrea.
The Khartoum-based Apostolic Nunciature has been vacant since February 2019 when the Holy Father transferred Archbishop Hubertus van Megen to Kenya.
Msgr. Luis Miguel’s appointment as the new Apostolic Nuncio to Sudan and Eritrea was announced Tuesday, March 31 and published by the Holy See Press Office.
Following news of the appointment of a nuncio to Sudan and Eritrea, Catholic Bishops of Sudan and South Sudan have congratulated and welcomed Monsignor Luis Miguel Munoz Cardaba as the new Apostolic Nuncio to both nations in a statement seen by ACI Africa Thursday, April 2.
“The Sudan and South Sudan Catholic Ordinaries congratulate and welcome the Archbishop-elect, Mgrs. Luis Miguel Munoz Cardaba, new Apostolic Nuncio to Sudan and Eritrea,” reads in part a statement from the President of Sudan and South Sudan Catholic Bishops’ Conference, Bishop Tombe Trille Kuku of El Obeid Diocese of Sudan.