The new Apostolic Nuncio to Uganda, Archbishop Luigi Bianca, has Monday April 8 afternoon, arrived in Uganda.
At the Entebbe International Airport, he has been received by His Secretary – Msgr. Alfred D’Souza, the Chairman of The Uganda Episcopal Conference Mityana Bishop Joseph Antony Zziwa, the Archbishop of Kampala Cyprian Kizito Lwanga, and Msgr. John B. Kauta, the Secretary General of the Uganda Episcopal Conference (UEC) – the Assembly of Catholic Bishops in Uganda.
In February this year, Pope Francis appointed Archbishop Bianco as the new Apostolic Nuncio to Uganda, taking over from American Archbishop Micheal August Blume who at the turn of the year was named the Nuncio to Hungary on transfer.
Archbishop Bianco, until his appointment to Uganda was the Apostolic Nuncio to Ethiopia, overseeing Djibouti and also in charge of Somalia. He was formerly Nuncio to Honduras.
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.