Pope Francis has appointed a Nigerian Priest of the Catholic Diocese of Abia and Apostolic Nuncio to the Antilles, Arch. Fortunatus Nwachukwu as the Permanent Observer of the Holy See, that is the vatican to the United Nations Office and Specialized Institutions in Geneva.
Pope Francis also appointed Arch Nwachukwu as pamanent Observer to the World Trade Organisation (WTO) and the Representative of the Vatican to the International Migrations
The appointment is disclosed in a press statement issued by the Office of the Antilles Episcopal Conference Secretariat, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobbago on Friday
where Archbishop Nwachukwu is currently serving as Apostolic Nuncio.
Until his appointment, Archbishop Nwachukwu was transferred from Nicaragua to the current Mission in Trinidad and Tobago on Nov.4, 2017, and assume office on March 19, 2018.
According to the new appointment, Archbishop Nwachukwu will still remain in charge of the Mission in Trinidad and Tobago, the Caribbean and
Antilles, until he departs for the new mission at the United Nations at the beginning of March 2022.
Archbishop Fortunatus Nwachukwu who was born on 10 May 1960 in Umuokoro, Eziama-Ntigha, in Isia-Ala Ngwa North Local Government Area of Abia State holds B.Phil, LSS(CD), STD, DCL.
He is a priest of the Catholic Diocese of Aba, in Abia State, ordained on June 17, 1984.