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Cardinal Brady welcomes appointment by Pope Benedict XVI of Monsignor Eugene Nugent as Papal Nuncio in Madagascar

PRESS RELEASE
15 February 2010

Cardinal Seán Brady, Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of all Ireland, welcomes the appointment by Pope Benedict XVI of Monsignor Eugene Nugent, as Papal Nuncio in the Indian ocean island state of Madagascar

Cardinal Seán Brady has welcomed the appointment by Pope Benedict XVI of Irish Priest, Monsignor Eugene Nugent, as Papal Nuncio in the Indian ocean Island state of Madagascar and also Apostolic Delegate in La Réunion and the Comoros. Monsignor Nugent will be ordained to the episcopacy in Rome on 18 March and has been given the titular see of Domnach Sechnaill (Dunshaughlin) Co Meath with the title of Archbishop.

Monsignor Nugent has chosen the phrase “Quodcumque dixerit, facite” as his episcopal motto. “Do whatever he tells you!”Jn. 2:5 which are the words that Our Lady  addressed to the stewards at the Wedding at Cana.

Monsignor Nugent is from  Scariff,  Co. Clare and studied for the priesthood in St Patrick’s College, Maynooth and the Pontifical Irish College, Rome. He was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Killaloe in 1983 and served as curate in Ennis. He returned to Rome and completed the Doctorate in Canon Law at the Gregorian University. He entered the Diplomatic Service of the Holy See in 1992 and served in Turkey, Israel and the Philippines.


Notes to editors

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