Monsignor Antonio Guido Filipazzi who was appointed by Catholic helmsman; Pope Francis as the new ‘Apostolic Nuncio’ to Nigeria, has arrived the country. ‘Apostolic Nuncio’ is the term used for the Pope’s direct representatives to countries.
According to reports, one of the main priorities of the new representative is to make the Ahiara Diocese comply with the Pope’s directives following the refusal of some priests to accept Peter Ebere Okpaleke who was appointed the Bishop of Ahiara Diocese in Imo State by the then pontiff Benedict XVI, Pope Francis…
Bishop Okpaleke, of Anambra origin had been rejected since 2012 when he was posted to the Diocese of Ahiara because he was not a native of Mbaise in Imo state.
The new Pope representative speaks Italian, English, French and German.