Archbishop Luigi Bianco has arrived in the country

Pope Francis appointed Italian Archbishop Luigi Bianco as the new Apostolic Nuncio to Uganda two months back.

Archbishop Bianco, was serving in Ethiopia as papal nuncio, arrived in the country on Monday morning aboard Ethiopian Airlines. He replaces Archbishop Michael Blume who was transferred to Hungary last year. Archbishop Bianco was born on March 3, 1960 in Montemagno Italy. He was ordained a priest on March 30, 1985 at Diocese of Casale Monferrato, Italy. He earned a doctorate in canon law from the Pontifical Urban University in Rome. He was appointed Titular Archbishop of Falerone, on January 12, 2009, and ordained bishop on April 25 2009, at Sant’Evasio Cathedral, Casale Monferrato, Diocese of Casale Monferrato, Italy, by Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone.

The welcoming team included Archbishop of Kampala, Dr. Cyprian Kizito Lwanga, Secretary General of the Episcopal Conference, Msgr. John Baptist Kauta, Msgr. Alfred Rayan D’Souza, who has been acting as the Nuncio since Archbishop August Blume SVD, and left; The first Vicar General of Kampala, Msgr. Charles Kasibante.

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