The Holy Father has appointed Archbishop Joseph Spiteri, Titular Archbishop of Serta and presently Apostolic Nuncio in Ivory Coast, as the new Apostolic Nuncio for the Holy See to Lebanon.
Mgr Joseph Spiteri was born in Sliema in 1959 and ordained to the priesthood in 1984. After pursuing his studies in Canon Law, he joined the Holy See's diplomatic service, working in Panama, Iraq, Mexico, Portugal, Greece and Venezuela.
In 2009 Mgr Spiteri was appointed Titular Archbishop of Serta and Apostolic Nuncio in Sri Lanka. In 2013 he was appointed Apostolic Nuncio in Ivory Coast where he has been serving to date.