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New Irish ambassador to the Holy See presents credentials to Pope

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Pope Francis receives the credential letters of Frances Collins, the new Ambassador of the Republic of Ireland to the Holy See.

By Joseph Tulloch

The new Irish ambassador to the Holy See, Frances Collins, on Monday morning presented her credential letters to Pope Francis in the Vatican’s Apostolic Palace.

Ambassador Collins was previously Vice Director of the Disarmament and Non-Proliferation section at Ireland’s Department of Foreign Affairs.

Before that, she worked as Vice Head of Mission at the EU delegation to South Sudan, as Second Secretary at Ireland’s embassy in Uganda, and as a desk officer for the Department of Foreign Affairs in Dublin.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in History, Politics and Social Studies, and an MA in European Integration, both from the University of Limerick.

Source: Vatican News