It is with great pleasure the Guardians announce that, unless unforeseen circumstances arise, the Papal Nuncio, His Excellency Archbishop Edward Adams, has accepted our invitation to be the Principal Celebrant at our Feast Day Mass on Wednesday, 12th December 2018.
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, he served in the same capacity in Greece.
On 8th April 2017, Pope Francis appointed Archbishop Adams Nuncio to Great Britain.
We are greatly looking forward to welcoming Archbishop Adams on his first visit to Bedford. Such an important occasion requires meticulous preparation and this is already in hand.