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Bishop Alessandro D’Errico has announced that he will end his work as Apostolic Nuncio to Malta.
Bishop D’Errico, 71, will leave Malta in the coming months after reaching retirement age.
He personally conveyed this news to the Bishops of Malta and Gozo during a meeting of the Episcopal Conference held on Tuesday at the Apostolic Nunciature of Tal-Virtù, in Rabat.
Bishop D’Errico said there were several reasons for his decision, which he has been reflecting on for some time.
Before leaving Malta, the Apostolic Nuncio will be involved in the preparation of the Apostolic Journey of Pope Francis which, as announced by Newsbook.com.mtwill take place on April 2 and 3.
Archbishop D’Errico, born in Naples, Italy, was appointed Apostolic Nuncio to Malta and Libya by Pope Francis on April 27, 2017. Prior to coming to Malta, he was Apostolic Nuncio to Croatia.
Known for his pastoral work aimed at bringing the Church closer to the people, both through his presence at liturgical celebrations and on Facebook, Bishop Alessandro D’Errico has served as Apostolic Nuncio in several countries since joining the diplomatic service of the Holy Siege almost 45 years ago.
Among other places, he served in Greece, Thailand, Brazil, Pakistan, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro.
The Apostolic Nuncio has the responsibility of representing the Pope, both with the local Church and with the civil authorities, while strengthening the good relations between the Holy See and the Government of Malta. He is also Dean of the Diplomatic Corps accredited to the Republic of Malta.