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Pope appoints new Apostolic Nuncio to India, Nepal

Archbishop Giambattista Diquattro, the Holy See's new Apostolic Nuncio to India and nepal. - RV

Archbishop Giambattista Diquattro, the Holy See's new Apostolic Nuncio to India and nepal. - RV

21/01/2017 16:17

Pope Francis on Saturday appointed  a new Apostolic Nuncio to India and Nepal. Italian Archbishop ‎Giambattista Diquattro, the Apostolic Nuncio to Bolivia, will now be the Holy See’s ambassador to ‎India and Nepal.  The 62-year-old prelate takes over from Archbishop Salvatore Pennacchio, whom ‎Pope Francis transferred to Poland as Apostolic Nuncio in August last year.   The Apostolic Nunciature ‎to India and Nepal is based in the Indian capital New Delhi.  ‎
Born in Bologna 1954, Arch. Diquattro was ordained a priest for Ragusa Diocese in 1981.  He was ‎appointed Apostolic Nuncio to Panama in April, 2005 and was ordained a bishop two months later.  He ‎was transferred to Bolivia as Apostolic Nuncio in November, 2008, where he has served until now.‎

21/01/2017 16:17