Pope Francis has named Archbishop Claudio Gugerotti as Apostolic Nuncio to Great Britain.
Archbishop Gugerotti was born in Verona, Italy, in 1955 and ordained a priest of the Diocese of Verona in 1982. He studied Eastern Languages and Sacred Liturgy and was a professor of Patristics, Eastern Liturgy at the Institute of Ecumenical Studies in Verona from 1981 to 1985.
In 1985, he was appointed as an official working at the Congregation for the Eastern Churches and he became its Undersecretary in 1997. He has also taught at the Pontifical Oriental Institute.
On 7th December 2001, St John Paul II appointed him Apostolic Nuncio to Georgia and to Armenia. He was also subsequently appointed Apostolic Nuncio to Azerbaijan on 13th December.
He received his episcopal consecration by St John Paul on 6th January 2002 appointing him to the Titular See of Ravello.
Pope Benedict XVI appointed him Apostolic Nuncio to Belarus in 2011 and Pope Francis appointed him Apostolic Nuncio to Ukraine in 2015.
The previous Nuncio to Great Britain, Archbishop Edward Adams, retired in January 2020.
Picture: Archbishop Claudio Gugerotti. (Wikipedia – UKastiole).