Cotonou, 01 December, 2021 / 8:51 pm (ACI Africa).
Pope Francis has appointed a member of the Clergy from Benin as the representative of the Holy See to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
The appointment of Mons. Eric Soviguidi as the Holy See Permanent Observer to UNESCO was announced Tuesday, November 30, and published by the Holy See Press Office.
Mons. Soviguidi who is serving as a Nunciature Counsellor at the Vatican-based Section for Relations with States of the Secretariat of State is a member of the Clergy of Benin’s Cotonou Archdiocese where he was born in March 1971. He was ordained a Priest in October 1998.
The holder of a degree in Canon Law entered the diplomatic service of the Holy See on 1 July 2005.
He has served in various Apostolic Nunciatures, including Ghana, Tanzania, Haiti, Guatemala, and currently at the Section for Relations with States of the Secretariat of State.