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Pope Francis has appointed Spanish Archbishop Santiago De Wit Guzmán as Apostolic Nuncio to Trinidad and Tobago.

The announcement was made July 30 and his portfolio includes: Antigua and Barbuda, Belize, Grenada, the Cooperative Republic of Guyana, St Kitts and Nevis, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago. He is the Apostolic Delegate to the Antilles.

According to a short biography online, he was born in Valencia, Spain on September 5, 1964 and was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Valencia on May 27, 1989.

Archbishop De Wit Guzmán served in the Netherlands until 2004 and then Paraguay in 2007. From 2007 to 2010 he was a counselor in the Apostolic Nunciature in Egypt, then in the Democratic Republic of the Congo until 2012, and then in his native Spain.

On March 21, 2017, Pope Francis appointed him titular archbishop of Gabala and Apostolic Nuncio to the Central African Republic. On March 25 he was named Nuncio to Chad as well. A date for his arrival to the region was not available.