Monsignor Mauricio Rueda in Ivory Coast
Former student of Gimnasio Moderno, Monsignor Mauricio Rueda Beltz, has been appointed by the Pope as apostolic nuncio in Ivory Coast, as reported by the Vatican Press Office.
The following video shows the moment when his appointment as head of the diplomatic mission of the Holy See in the African country is officially announced:
With this appointment, Monsignor Rueda becomes the highest-ranking Colombian within the Catholic Church abroad.
After receiving his diploma in 1987 from Rector Mario Galofre Cano, Mauricio Rueda Beltz pursued his vocation and entered the Seminary, later deepening his knowledge in Canon Law in Rome. Throughout his religious career, he has distinguished himself for his work in the apostolic nunciatures of Guinea, Chile, the United States, and Jordan. He also served as the director of papal trips, playing a crucial role in Pope Francis’ historic visit to Colombia in 2017.
Monsignor Rueda’s close relationship with his alma mater, Gimnasio Moderno, is emphasized, as he has demonstrated deep love and respect for the institution. In fact, in the year 2000, he was appointed as a member of the Superior Council, a position he held until 2002.
With his extensive diplomatic experience and his dedicated vocation to religious service, the former student takes on this new challenge representing the Vatican in Ivory Coast, strengthening the ties between the Holy See and the African country.
A true source of pride for Gimnasio Moderno.