Nuncio to Ivory Coast dies in car accident

2012-12-09 Vatican Radio

(Vatican Radio) The Apostolic Nuncio to Ivory Coast, His Excellency Archbishop Ambrose Madtha, died Saturday evening in a serious car accident. According to preliminary information, the accident occured in Biankouma, west of the capital, Abidjan.

The driver also died in the accident, while the Nuncio’s secretary and a religious sister were injured. Archbishop Madtha, born in Belthangady, India, in 1955, had been Nuncio in Ivory Coast since 2008, and was well known for his commitment to peace and overcoming the recent tensions in the country.