Archbishop Giuseppe Lazzarotto, 58, who has represented the Holy See in Jordan and Iraq for the past six years, has been appointed Apostolic Nuncio to Ireland.
A native of Carpane, Italy, he studied for the priesthood in the Diocesan Seminary of Padua and was ordained in April 1967.
He entered the Vatican Diplomatic Service in 1971 and has served successively at the Pontifical representations in Zambia and Malawi (1971-74); Belgium (1974-78); Cuba (1978-82) and Jerusalem (1982-84 and in the Section for Relations with States of the Secretariat of State of the Holy See (1984-94).
He was appointed Apostolic Nuncio in the Hashemite kingdom of Jordan and in the Republic of Iraq in July 1994.
As the Vatican officially does not recognise N. Ireland but upholds Dublin’s claim, so the ambassador’s title is a lie. He may be the Vatican’s Ambassador to the republic of Ireland but certainly not to N. Ireland.
John Milton well said:
‘Popery is a double thing to deal with, and claims a two fold power, ecclesiastical and political, both usurped and the one supporting the other’.