Pope appoints Archbishop Pawłowski as new nuncio in Greece
By Vatican News
Pope Francis has appointed Jan Romeo Pawłowski, titular archbishop of Sejny and until now secretary for Pontifical Representatives, as the new apostolic nuncio to Greece.
Announcing the news to personnel of the Secretariat of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin also introduced Archbishop Luciano Russo, who was named as the new secretary for Pontifical Representatives last September by the Pope.
Archbishop Pawłowski was born in Biskupiec, Poland, on November 23, 1960. Ordained to the priesthood in June 1985, he graduated with a degree in Canon Law. He joined the Holy See diplomatic service in July 1991 and he later worked with Pontifical Representatives in the Central African Republic and the Democratic Republic of Congo (Brazzaville), and in Thailand, Brazil, and France.
In March 2009, Benedict XVI appointed him titular archbishop of Sejny and apostolic nuncio to the Democratic Republic of Congo and Gabon. Pawłowski received episcopal ordination on April 30, 2010, at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs church in Bydgoszcz, Poland.
In December 2015, Pope Francis named him delegate for Pontifical Representatives, and in December 2020 he confirmed him in the role, with the title of secretary for Pontifical Representatives. He knows Italian, French, Russian, English, Dutch, and Portuguese.
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