Harare, 28 January, 2020 / 4:21 am (ACI Africa).
Pope Francis has appointed Archbishop Paolo Rudelli who has been serving as the Holy See’s Permanent Observer to the European Council in Strasbourg, France, to be his representative in the Southern Africa nation of Zimbabwe.
The appointment was made public Saturday, January 25, published by the Holy See Press Office.
A clergy of Italy’s Bergamo Diocese, the 49-year-old Prelate was ordained a priest in June 1995.
He entered the Holy See diplomatic service in July 2001. Since then he has served in the Pontifical Representations in Ecuador and Poland as well as the Vatican’s Section for General Affairs of the Secretariat of State.
He was appointed to the European Council as the Holy See’s Permanent Observer in September 2014.