Vatican: Nuncio to Ivory Coast dies in car accident
(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.
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.