Ireland: Pope Receives New Ambassador

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    Pope Francis on November 9, 2018, received Derek Hannon, ambassador of Ireland to the Holy See, on the occasion of the presentation of his credential letters.

    The following is a brief biography of the new ambassador:

    Derek Hannon
    Ambassador of Ireland to the Holy See


    H.E. Mr. Derek Hannon was born on August 3, 1960, and is unmarried.

    He holds a degree in science of education, and a master’s degree in history from University College, Dublin.

    He has held the following offices, among others: third secretary at the Department for Political Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (1986-1987), third secretary in the Department of Economic Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (1987-1988); third embassy secretary in the Holy See (1988-1992); third secretary in the Department of Economic Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (1992-1994); first secretary at the Department for Cultural Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (1994-1995); first embassy secretary in Budapest (1995-1999); first secretary at the Department for Anglo-Irish Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (1999-2004); first embassy secretary in London (2004-2008); first secretary at the Department for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (2008-2011); first embassy secretary in Washington DC (2011-2015); and first secretary at the Department for the European Union of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (2015-2018).

    He speaks English and Italian.

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