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Current Nuncio to Belize, Leon Kalenga named Nuncio to Argentina.

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Posted: Monday, March 19, 2018. 1:00 p.m. CST.

By BBN Staff: On Saturday, Pope Francisco named current Nuncio to Belize, Archbishop Leon Kalenga as the New Apostolic Nuncio to Argentina.

Kalenga replaces Bishop Emil Paul Tscherrig, who was appointed Apostolic Nuncio in Italy in September 2017 and bid farewell to Argentina in December.

Kalenga was born in Kamina, Democratic Republic of Congo on July 17, 1956.

He was ordained a priest in 1982.

He obtained a Doctorates in Canon Law and entered the diplomatic service of the Holy See on February 27, 1990.

Kalenga has served in the pontifical representations of Haiti, Guatemala, Zambia, Brazil, Egypt, Zimbabwe and Japan.

On March 1, 2008 he was appointed Apostolic Nuncio in Ghana.

On February 22, 2013 he was transferred to the nunciature in El Salvador and on April 13 of the same year in Belize, with residence in El Salvador.

Bishop Kalenga speaks French, English, Italian and Spanish.

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