Apostolic Nuncio Christophe Pierre to Receive Honorary Degree

News Story: January 23, 2017

Archbishop and Apostolic Nuncio Christophe Pierre will receive an honorary degree during Sacred Heart University’s Special Academic Convocation Wednesday, Feb. 22, at 2 p.m., in the Chapel of the Holy Spirit.

Pierre has been an archbishop since 1995, and Pope Francis recently appointed him apostolic nuncio, or ambassador, to the United States. Previously, he served as papal nuncio (ambassador) to Haiti and Mexico.

This occasion will be Pierre’s first college campus visit and honorary degree since arriving in the United States.

A reception will follow the convocation. Later in the evening, Pierre will present a lecture at SHU in collaboration with the Diocese of Bridgeport, entitled “The Vision of Pope Francis for the Church in the 21st Century.” The lecture will take place in the Chapel of the Holy Spirit at 7 p.m. with refreshments to follow.