Local October 7, 2013 | 7:51 am

Pope names new envoy to the Dominican Republic

Rome.- The Vatican announced Monday that Pope Francis named Jude Thaddeus Okolo the new envoy in the Dominican Republic, who will also be his representative in Puerto Rico.

Okolo was the church’s nuncio in the Central African Republic and Chad, according to the statement, which notes that he also held that diplomatic post in Australia in 2008.

Okolo was born in Kano, Nigeria on December 18, 1956, and ordained a priest on July 2, 1983.

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