His Holiness Pope Francis has appointed as Apostolic Nuncio to Great Britain His Excellency Edward Joseph Adams, titular Archbishop of Scala and formerly Apostolic Nuncio to Greece.
Cardinal Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster and president of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales has offered Archbishop Adams his heartfelt congratulations on the appointment.
He extended the warmest of welcomes to the incoming apostolic nuncio and gave him an assurance of prayers as he takes up his new office.
Archbishop Edward Joseph Adams was born on 24 August 1944 in Philadelphia, USA.
He was ordained priest on 16 May 1970 by John Joseph Cardinal Krol, the Archbishop of Philadelphia.
Having studied in Rome, His Excellency graduated from the Pontifical Ecclesiastical Academy in 1976 and has served three Popes in Apostolic Nunciatures around the world.
Archbishop Adams was Apostolic Nuncio to Bangladesh from 1996 - 2002 before being appointed Nuncio to Zimbabwe where he served for five years.
In 2007 Pope Benedict appointed him Nuncio to the Philippines and, in 2011, served in the same capacity in Greece.
On 8 April 2017, Pope Francis appointed Archbishop Adams Nuncio to Great Britain.