Apostolic Nuncio to Visit Retreat Centre


It is a rare occasion when the Apostolic Nuncio makes a visit to an individual Diocese.  But this is precisely what is occurring in Charlottetown during the early part of June, 2017.


“I am pleased to announce that the Most Reverend Luigi Bonazzi, the Apostolic Nuncio to Canada, will be visiting the Diocese of Charlottetown during the period, June 10-13, 2017”, stated Bishop Richard Grecco.  “It will be an honour to have his Excellency visit with us during these several days.”


The Apostolic Nuncio is the Ambassador of the Vatican to the Government of Canada and is also the Papal Nuncio (representative of the Holy Father) to the Roman Catholic Dioceses of Canada.  Archbishop Bonazzi has been a member of the diplomatic service of the Holy See for more than 35 years.  He has served as Apostolic Nuncio to several other countries such as Cuba, Lithuania and Estonia, and most recently Latvia.  It was in late 2013 that he was appointed Apostolic Nuncio to Canada, and officially arrived in Canada in February 2014.


The Diocese of Charlottetown feels blessed that the Apostolic Nuncio has decided to come for this special visit.  It is almost forty years ago that the previous Apostolic Nuncio, Most Reverend Angelo Palmas, visited the Diocese.  Archbishop Bonazzi’s visit will be a memorable time in the history of our Diocese.


For further information about the Apostolic Nuncio or his visit please contact the Diocesan Centre at 902-368-8005 or rc@dioceseofcharlottetown.com.

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