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Appointment of Monsignor Michael F. Crotty to Papal Nuncio of Burkina Faso.

I welcome the appointment of Monsignor Michael F. Crotty of the Diocese of Cloyne to the position as Papal Nuncio of Burkina Faso. This is a great personal honour for Msgr. Michael as it is for his family and the Diocese of Cloyne. His experience in the diplomatic service of the Holy See means that he brings many gifts to bear on his new mission in Burkina Faso.
We pray God’s blessing on his work in the service of the Holy See and the Church universal

 

PRESS RELEASE

Today, 1 February 2020, His Holiness Pope Francis has appointed the Rev. Monsignor Michael F. Crotty, a priest of the Diocese of Cloyne, as the Apostolic Nuncio to Burkina Faso, elevating him to the dignity of Archbishop, and appointing him to the titular See of Lindisfarne.

Monsignor Crotty has been serving in the diplomatic service of the Holy See since 2001. He has served in the following posts:

2001 – 2004 ​Secretary of the Apostolic Nunciature in Kenya, Nairobi, and Deputy Head of Mission of the Permanent Observer Mission of the Holy See to UNEP (United Nations Environmental Programme) and UN-HABITAT (United Nations Human Settlements Programme).

2004 – 2007 ​First Secretary of the Apostolic Nunciature in Canada, Ottawa.

2007 – 2009​First Secretary of the Apostolic Nunciatures in Iraq(Baghdad) and Jordan (Amman).

2009 – 2017​ Official of the Section for Relations with States of the Secretariat of State in the Vatican.

2017 – 2020 ​First Counsellor of the Apostolic Nunciature in Spain,

 

 

Curriculum Vitae

Name:​​​ Michael Francis CROTTY

Date of Birth:​​26 March 1970

Ordained Priest:3 July 1994

EDUCATION

1974-1982​ Ballygiblin National School, Mitchelstown, County Cork, Ireland.

1982 – 1987 Christian Brothers School, Mitchelstown, County Cork, Ireland.

1987 – 199o ​​National University of Ireland, Maynooth, at St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth, County Kildare, Ireland.

1990 – 1993​ Pontifical University, Maynooth at St Patrick’s College, Maynooth, County Kildare, Ireland.

1993 – 1997​ Pontifical Irish College, Rome and the Gregorian Pontifical University, Rome, Italy.

1997 – 2001 Pontifical Ecclesiastical Academy, Rome and the Gregorian Pontifical University, Rome, Italy.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

1990​ Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Anthropology and Modern History (Honours) from the National University of Ireland (Maynooth) at St Patrick’s College, Maynooth, County Kildare.

1993Bachelor of Divinity (B.D.) (Honours) from the Pontifical University, Maynooth at St Patrick’s College, Maynooth, County Kildare.

1997​ Licentiate in Ecclesiastical History from the Gregorian Pontifical University, Rome.

1999 Licentiate in Canon Law from the Gregorian Pontifical University, Rome.

2001 Doctorate in Ecclesiastical History from the Gregorian Pontifical University, Rome.

PAPAL HONOURS

2005​ Appointed Chaplain of His Holiness,with the title of Monsignor, by His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI.

2014​ Appointed Prelate of Honour by His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI.

APPOINTMENTS

1994​ Appointed to further studies at the Pontifical Irish College, Rome and Gregorian University, Rome, Faculty of Ecclesiastical History.

1997​ Entered the Pontifical Ecclesiastical Academy (the Vatican Diplomatic School), Rome, for studies for the Diplomatic Service of the Holy See.

2001​ Upon completion of studies at the Pontifical Ecclesiastical Academy,appointed Secretary of the Apostolic Nunciature in Kenya, Nairobi.

2004​ Appointed Secretary of the Apostolic Nunciature in Canada, Ottawa.

2007​ Appointed First Secretary of the Apostolic Nunciatures in Iraq (Baghdad)and Jordan (Amman).

2009​ Appointed an Official of the Section for Relations with States of the Secretariat of State in the Vatican.

2017​ Appointed First Counsellor of the Apostolic Nunciature in Spain.

1 February 2020, Appointed Apostolic Nuncio to Burkina Faso, and elevated to the episcopal dignity of Archbishop, by His Holiness Pope Francis. The date of the Episcopal Ordination will be announced later.

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