Martin Lucas

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Martin Lucas
Apostolic Delegate Emeritus to Scandinavia
SeeTitular Archbishop of Adulis
Ordination26 October 1924[1]
Consecration29 October 1945
by Pietro Fumasoni Biondi
Personal details
Born(1894-10-16)16 October 1894
Died3 March 1969(1969-03-03) (aged 74)

Martin Lucas (16 October 1894 – 3 March 1969) was a Catholic archbishop and diplomat of the Holy See.


Lucas was born in Haarlem, Netherlands, on 16 October 1894. He was ordained a priest of the Society of the Divine Word on 26 October 1924. He was appointed Apostolic Delegate to South Africa and Titular Archbishop of Adulis on 14 September 1945. On 29 October 1945 he was ordained a bishop by Cardinal Pietro Fumasoni Biondi, while the co-consecrators were Archbishop Celso Benigno Luigi Costantini and Bishop Johannes Hendrik Olav Smit.[2]

On 3 December 1952 he was appointed the Apostolic Internuncio to India. From 1956 to 1959, he served as an official of the Secretariat of State in Rome. On 16 April 1959 he was named the first Apostolic Delegate to Scandinavia, with responsibility for Denmark, Norway, and Sweden. He resigned in October 1961.

Lucas attended the Second Vatican Council.[2]

Diplomatic posts
Preceded by Apostolic Nuncio to India
3 December 1952 – 1 Jan 1957
Succeeded by


  1. ^ "Archbishop Martin Lucas [Catholic-Hierarchy]".
  2. ^ a b "Archbishop Martin Lucas [Catholic-Hierarchy]". Retrieved 2022-05-20.

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