Mauritius: The Minister of Land Transport and Light Rail, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Regional Integration and International Trade, Alan Ganoo, received, yesterday, in his office in Port Louis, the Apostolic Nuncio to the Republic of Mauritius, Archbishop Tomasz Krzyszt of Grysa.
Archbishop Grysa is officially visiting the country from 24th to 29th April 2023, following his nomination as Apostolic Nuncio to the Republic of Mauritius by Pope Francis on 21st March 2023. Before meeting Minister Ganoo, Archbishop Grysa presented his credentials to the President of the Republic of Mauritius, Prithvirajsing Roopun.
As per the plan, Archbishop Grysa will also be going to meet the Mauritius Prime Minister, Pravind Kumar Jugnauth, and other personalities in Mauritius and Rodrigues.
It is noted that Archbishop Grysa also serves as Apostolic Nuncio to the Republic of Seychelles and the Republic of Madagascar and as Apostolic Delegate to the Union of Comoros.
An Apostolic Nuncio is an ecclesiastical diplomat serving as an envoy or a permanent diplomatic representative of the Holy See to a State or than an international organization. A nuncio is selected by representatives of the Holy See and is the leader of the diplomatic mission, called an Apostolic Nunciature, which is the equivalent of an Embassy.
The President of Mauritius, Pritvirajsing Roopun, shared pictures of Apostolic Nuncio in which he mentioned that he received a Letter of Credence from Nuncio.
“Apostolic Nuncio to the Republic of Mauritius, Archbishop Tomasz Grysa presented his Letter of Credence on Monday, 24th April 2023,” said President Roopun.
An apostolic nuncio is a religious diplomat serving as an envoy or a permanent diplomatic representative of the Holy See to a state or an international organization. Apostolic Nuncio is represented by the head of diplomatic mission, also famous for the name of Apostolic Nunciature. A nuncio performs the same functions as an ambassador.