Thomas Yeh Sheng-nan

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Thomas Yeh Sheng-nan
葉勝男
Titular Archbishop of Leptis Magna
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Bishop Yeh Sheng-nan during the installing of bishop Maroun Lahham in Tunis on 30 October 2005
DioceseTitular see of Leptis Magna
Appointed10 November 1998
Orders
Ordination27 March 1971
Consecration20 December 1998
by  Edward Idris Cassidy
Personal details
Birth nameThomas Yeh Sheng-nan
Born (1941-06-26) 26 June 1941 (age 78)
Takao, Japanese Taiwan
NationalityTaiwan
Denomination Roman Catholic
Previous postCounselor of Nunciature
Styles of
Thomas Yeh Sheng-nan
葉勝男
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Reference style The Most Reverend
Spoken style Your Excellency
Religious style Monsignor

Thomas Yeh Sheng-nan (Chinese :葉勝男; pinyin :Yè Shèngnán; born 26 June 1941) is a Taiwanese prelate of the Roman Catholic Church and diplomat of the Holy See. [1] [2]

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Biography

Thomas Yeh Sheng-nan was born on 26 June 1941, in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, and was ordained priest on 27 March 1971, for the Diocese of Tainan. He holds a laurea degree in philosophy. In 1972 he was admitted to the Pontifical Ecclesiastical Academy to study diplomacy. [3]

Yeh Sheng-nan entered the diplomatic service of the Holy See on 8 March 1976, and served in the Pontifical diplomatic missions in Nicaragua, Sri Lanka, Zambia, Algeria, Iraq, Australia, Senegal and Great Britain. He was promoted to the counselor of nunciature on 8 March 1989.

On 10 November 1998 he was elected Titular Archbishop of Leptis Magna, and at the same time named Apostolic Nuncio to Sri Lanka. [4] His episcopal consecration took place on 20 December 1998; Cardinal Edward Idris Cassidy was the principal consecrator, with archbishops Stanislaus Lo Kuang and Carlo Maria Viganò, as principal co-consecrators.

On 22 April 2004 Yeh Sheng-nan was named Apostolic Nuncio to Algeria and Tunisia. [5] He retired in 2015 and was succeeded in Algeria and Tunisia by Luciano Russo in 2016. [6]

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References

  1. El Papa nombra nuncio de origen chino, Taiwan Information, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Taiwan
  2. Archbishop Thomas Yeh Sheng-nan
  3. Pontificia Accademia Ecclesiastica Ex-alunni 1950 – 1999
  4. Nomina del Nunzio Apostolico in Sri Lanka Archived 2012-04-03 at the Wayback Machine
  5. "Rinunce e Nomine, 22.04.2004" (Press release) (in Italian). Holy See Press Office. 22 April 2004. Retrieved 6 July 2019.
  6. "Other Pontifical Acts, 14.06.2016" (Press release). Holy See Press Office. 14 June 2016. Retrieved 6 July 2019.
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
John Buckley
Titular Archbishop of Leptis Magna
1998–present
Incumbent
Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Osvaldo Padilla
Apostolic Nuncio to Sri Lanka
1998–2004
Succeeded by
Mario Zenari
Preceded by
Augustine Kasujja
Apostolic Nuncio to Algeria
2004–2015
Succeeded by
Luciano Russo
Preceded by
Augustine Kasujja
Apostolic Nuncio to Tunisia
2004–2015
Succeeded by
Luciano Russo