The Archbishop of Canterbury welcomed the newly appointed Apostolic Nuncio, His Excellency Archbishop Edward Joseph Adams, to Lambeth Palace yesterday.
Archbishop Adams, who was most recently Nuncio to Greece, was appointed Nuncio to Great Britain by Pope Francis in April 2017.
The Archbishop and the Nuncio discussed matters of mutual concern, including the peace process in South Sudan, the current refugee crisis and the future of Europe.
The Holy See maintains diplomatic relations with most countries around the world. This is managed via the ‘second section’ of the Secretariat of State, which is headed by Archbishop Paul Gallagher. The history of the nunciature in the UK goes back to the 1930s.