Pope Francis has appointed French-born Archbishop Christophe Pierre as the Vatican ambassador to the U.S. The appointment of the new Vatican ambassador or apostolic nuncio comes after Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano's retirement earlier this year.
The French prelate was ordained a priest of the Archdiocese of Rennes in 1970. He has been an archbishop since 1995, after serving as nuncio to Mexico from 2007 to 2016. He previously held the post of nuncio to Haiti and Uganda.