The New Apostolic Nuncio to Tanzania Most Rev Marek Solczyński has arrived in the country following his appointment by the Holy Father in April this year.
The Apostolic Nuncio was welcomed by the Vice-President of Tanzania Episcopal Conference, Most Rev Beatus Kinyaiya who was accompanied by the Vatican Embassy Secretary Msgr. Daniel Pacho; Rt Rev Liberatus Sangu of the Catholic Diocese of Shinyanga, Rt Rev. Alfred Maluma of the Catholic Diocese of Njombe; TEC Deputy Secretary General Rev Fr. Daniel Dulle and other TEC officials.
Archbishop Solczynski is taking over the position from Most Rev. Francis Padilla who was appointed by the Holy Father as Apostolic Nuncio to Kuwait and Apostolic delegate to the Arabian Peninsula in April 2016.
Prior to his appointment, Archbishop Solczynski was a Vatican Ambassador in Georgia, Armenia
Archbishop Solczynski was born in Poland on 7th April 1961 and was ordained a priest of the Archdiocese of Warsaw on 28th May 1987. He was ordained Titular Archbishop of Caesarea in Mauretaniain January 2012.
He holds Doctorate in Canon Law and apart from his native language Polish, Archbishop Marek is fluent in English, French, Spanish, Italian as well as Russian languages.
By Bernard James, Kiongozi Newspaper Tanzania Episcopal Conference.