The Queen received the new apostolic nuncio last week as he began his tenure in Britain.

The Vatican appointed Archbishop Edward Joseph Adams as nuncio to Great Britain in April.

During his visit to the Queen, Archbishop Adams received the Letters of Recall from his predecessor as well as his Letters of Credence.

As nuncio, Archbishop Adams will keep the Vatican informed about Brexit developments and advise on the appointment of new bishops.

Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Archbishop Adams studied at Villanova University and St Charles Theological Seminary. He was ordained a priest in 1970.

In 1976 he began a career as a papal diplomat, following advanced studies in Rome. Archbishop Adams was apostolic nuncio to Bangladesh from 1996 to 2002 before being appointed nuncio to Zimbabwe.

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