23 January, 2017

 
Archbishop Giambattista Diquattro
India:  Pope Francis on Jan 21has 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 Nunciature‎to India and Nepal is based in the Indian capital New Delhi.

Born in Bologna 1954, Archbishop 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.‎