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Pope Francis appoints Monsignor Michael F Crotty as Apostolic Nuncio to Burkina Faso

Today, 1 February 2020, His Holiness Pope Francis has appointed the Rev Monsignor Michael F Crotty, a priest of the Diocese of Cloyne, Ireland, 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.  To date, Archbishop Crotty has served in the following posts as:

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, Madrid.

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  • Life and Ministry of Monsignor Michael Francis Crotty

Archbishop Crotty was born on 26 March 1970 and was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Cloyne on 3 July 1994.  Please see a summary of Archbishop Crotty’s educational background, academic attainment, Papal honours and appointments below:

Education

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

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

1987–1990                  National University of Ireland, Maynooth, at Saint 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 in Anthropology and Modern History (Honours) from the National University of Ireland (Maynooth) at Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth, County Kildare.

1993     Bachelor of Divinity (Honours) from the Pontifical University, Maynooth at Saint 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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