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Haiti – Religtion : Pope Francis appoints a new apostolic nuncio in Haiti

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Haiti – Religtion : Pope Francis appoints a new apostolic nuncio in Haiti

05/06/2021 09:54:09

Friday June 5, 2021, His Holiness Pope Francis appointed Mgr. Francisco Escalante Molina as the new apostolic nuncio for Haiti, a country hit by a serious socio-political-economic crisis and, last April by kidnappings of religious https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-33459-haiti-insecurity-the-church-victim-of-kidnapping.html subsequently released https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-33612-haiti-flash-all-religious-hostages-have-been-released.html

Bishop Francisco Escalante Molina of Venezuelan origin, succeeds the nuncio of Irish nationality, Bishop Eugene Nugent https://www.icihaiti.com/en/news-32951-icihaiti-religion-bishop-eugene-nugent-representative-of-pope-francis-leaves-haiti.html at the end of his mission in Haiti, which had been appointed apostolic nuncio to Kuwait and Qatar last January.

Learn more about Bishop Francisco Escalante Molina :


Born in 1965 in La Grita, (Western Venezuela) and ordained priest in 1989 for the diocese of San Cristobal, Bishop Molina entered the diplomatic service of the Holy See in June 1998. He successively served in diplomatic representations of the Holy See in Sudan, Ghana, Malta, Nicaragua, Japan and Slovenia, before becoming Archbishop and Apostolic Nuncio in 2016, with double accreditation to the Republic of Congo (Brazzaville) and Gabon.

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