Msgr Jose Bettencourt Named Apostolic Nuncio to Georgia

Posted February 26, 2018 11:47 pm by Archbishop Terry

Msgr Jose Bettencourt Named Apostolic Nuncio to Georgia

This morning in Rome it was announced in Rome that Pope Francis had named Msgr. Jose Bettencourt, a priest of the Archdiocese of Ottawa Titular Bishop of Cittanova, an ancient see in Calabria and Apostolic Nuncio to Georgia.Born in the Azores on May 23, 1962, Jose Bettencourt emigrated at a young age to Canada with his family. His widowed mother and his younger brother’s family live near the church of Senhor Santo Cristo, Ottawa’s Portuguese-language parish.Msgr. Bettencourt (left) at his home parish, Senhor Santo CristoArchbishop Marcel Gervais ordained him a priest on May 29, 1993 after his studies at the

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