Pope Francis on February 26, 2018, appointed Rev. Msgr. Alfred Xuereb, prelate secretary general of the Secretariat for Economic Affairs, as apostolic nuncio in South Korea and in Mongolia, assigning him the titular see of Amantea, with the dignity of archbishop.
Archbishop Alfred Xuereb
Archbishop Alfred Xuereb was born in Gozo, Malta on October 14, 1958.
He was ordained a priest on May 26, 1984, and incarnated in Gozo.
After obtaining a degree in theology he began his administrative service at the Secretariat of the Rector of the Pontifical Lateran University in September 1991.
He was transferred to the General Affairs Section of the Secretariat of State on 1 September 1995; to the Prefecture of the Papal Household in November 2000 and to the General Affairs Section of the Secretariat of State (the Special Secretariat of Benedict XVI) on September 11, 2007 and to the Special Secretariat of Pope Francis on March 15, 2013.
He was appointed as delegate for the Pontifical Commission for Reference on the Institute for the Works of Religion and for the Pontifical Commission for study and guidance on the organization of the economic-administrative structure of the Holy See on 28 November 2013.
He was appointed as prelate secretary general of the Secretariat for Economic Affairs on March 3, 2014.
He knows Italian, English, German, Portuguese and French.