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.