KENYA: Country Gets New Apostolic Nuncio

VATICAN, FEBRUARY 19, 2019 (CISA)-Pope Francis has appointed Archbishop Hubertus Matheus Maria van Megen the new Apostolic Nuncio to Kenya.

Before his appointment to Kenya, he was serving as the Apostolic Nuncio to Sudan and Eritrea a position he has held since 2014.

Archbishop Hubertus was born on October 4, 1961 in the town of Eygelshoven and ordained priest on July 13, 1987 to for the Catholic diocese of Roermond in Netherlands.

Archbishop Hubertus has previously also worked at Nunciatures in Brazil, Slovakia, Israel, and in Malawi, where he was the chargé d’affaires.

His appointment to Kenya was made official on February 15 from Vatican.

He takes over from Archbishop Charles D. Balvo, the former Apostolic Nuncio to Kenya and South Sudan, who was on September 21, 2018 transferred to Czech Republic.