Former Nuncio to Ukraine Thomas Gullickson leaves diplomatic service

27.10.2020, 10:23
Archbishop Thomas Gullickson set to resign from the post of Nuncio to Switzerland and the Vatican diplomatic service. In 2011-2015, he represented the Vatican in Ukraine.

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The American prelate intends to return to his homeland, to the state of South Dakota.

Gullikson announced this in his blog, according to Blagovest-info.

Thomas Edward Gullickson was born on August 14, 1950, in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. In 1976, he was ordained to the priesthood, and in 1985 he enrolled in the diplomatic service of the Holy See. He has served in Vatican's Diplomatic missions in Rwanda, Austria, Czechoslovakia, Jerusalem, and Germany.

In 2004, he became Titular Archbishop of Bomarzo and was appointed Apostolic Nuncio to Trinidad and Tobago. In addition to this island nation, within the scope of his responsibilities also were Antigua and Barbuda, the Bahamas, Barbados, Dominica, Jamaica, Grenada, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, and Guyana. The prelate also received the title of apostolic delegate in the West Indies.

In 2011, Archbishop Gullikson was transferred to Kyiv, where he remained until 2015 when he was appointed nuncio to Switzerland.