Kigali, 31 January, 2022 / 9:15 pm (ACI Africa).
Pope Francis has appointed Msgr. Arnaldo Sanchez Catalan Apostolic Nuncio to Rwanda and assigned him the Titular See of Apollonia in Albania with the dignity of Archbishop.
The appointment of Msgr. Catalan by Pope Francis was published by the Holy See Press office on Monday, January 31.
Archbishop-elect Catalan, the first member of the Clergy of Philippines’ Manila Archdiocese to become an Apostolic Nuncio, has been serving as Chargé d’affaires at the Apostolic Nunciature in China since 2019.
The 55-year-old Filipino Prelate was born in Manila on 18 September 1966 and was ordained a Priest in March 1994.
He entered the diplomatic service of the Holy See on 1 July 2001 and has, over the years, served in the Pontifical Representations in Zambia, Kuwait, Mexico, Honduras, Turkey, India, Argentina, Canada, the Philippines and China (Taipei).