Vatican City, Mar 12, 2022 / 05:10 am
The Nicaraguan government has ended its approval for a Vatican diplomat in the country, requiring his immediate departure, the Vatican said on Saturday.
In a March 12 statement the Vatican called the decision an “incomprehensible” and “unjustified unilateral measure.”
“The Holy See has received with great surprise and regret the communication that the Government of Nicaragua has decided to withdraw the approval (agrément) of H.E. Mons. Waldemar Stanislaw Sommertag, Apostolic Nuncio in Managua since 2018,” the Vatican said.
The 54-year-old Polish archbishop has been in the diplomatic service of the Holy See since 2000. He ended his service as apostolic nuncio to Nicaragua and left the country on March 6, according to the nunciature. Crux reports that Sommertag is now in Rome.