Pole made Apostolic nuncio to Pope's homeland Argentina

Polish Archbishop Miroslaw Adamczyk has been named by Pope Francis as Apostolic nuncio to the pontiff's homeland of Argentina, the Vatican has announced.

The Polish hierarch has until now been Apostolic nuncio to Panama and was appointed to the role by the pope in January 2019 while World Youth Day was being held there.

Since his election in 2013, Pope Francis has not been to Argentina and it is not known when he will next visit.

Born in the northern Baltic port city of Gdansk in 1962, Archbishop Miroslaw Adamczyk is a graduate of the maritime lyceum and canon law studies and has earlier served as Apostolic nuncio (papal representative and head of diplomatic mission) to Liberia, Gambia and Sierra Leone. He has worked in Vatican diplomacy since 1993.