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BREAKING: Pope Francis names new Nuncio to Uganda

H.G. Archbishop Luigi Bianco (R), former Apostolic Nuncio to Ethiopia receiving the candle during the Launch of AMECEA 19th. Plenary Assembly Logo in Addis Ababa. He has been appointed the new Apostolic Nuncio to Uganda (FILE PHOTO)

KAMPALA – Pope Francis has appointed Italian Archbishop Luigi Bianco as the new Apostolic Nuncio to Uganda.

Archbishop Bianco, the titular Archbishop of Falerone has until his appointment been the Apostolic Nuncio to Ethiopia, overseeing Djibouti and also in charge of Somalia. He was formerly Nuncio to Honduras.

He takes over from American Archbishop Micheal August Blume who at the turn of the year, was named the Nuncio to Hungary on transfer.

Archbishop Luigi Bianco was born on 3rd March 1960 in Montemagno Italy and was ordained a priest in March 1985.

In January 2009, He was appointed Apostolic Nuncio to Honduras and in July 2014 Apostolic Nuncio to Ethiopia.

Apart from his native Italian, Archbishop Luigi Bianco is a fluent speaker of Spanish, English and Croatian languages.

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