Pope Francis appointed Apostolic Nuncio to Ukraine

15.06.2021, 13:42
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On June 15, 2021 it was informed that in Vatican His Holiness Pope Francis had appointed the Reverend Msgr. Visvaldas Kulbokas as an Apostolic Nuncio to Ukraine, elevating him to the Titular See of Martana.

A new Apostolic Nuncio to Ukraine archbishop Visvaldas Kulbokas was born in Klaipeda, Lithuania on 14 May 1974.

He was ordained a priest on 19 July 1998 and incardinated to the Diocese of Telšiai. He obtained PhD degree in theology and a licentiate in canon law.

He entered the Holy See Diplomatic Service on 1 July 2004 and served in the Pontifical Representations in Lebanon, Netherlands, Russian Federation in the Section for Relations with States of the Secretariat of State and in Kenya.

Apart from speaking the Lithuanian language, which is his mother tongue, the archbishop knows English, French, Italian, Russian and Spanish.