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Archbishop Giambattista Diquattro New Nuncio In India

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altNEW DELHI, JAN. 22: Archbishop Giambattista Diquattro is appointed by Pope Francis as Apostolic Nuncio in India and Nepal on 21 January 2017.


The ecclesiastical provision was made public in Rome on Saturday, 21 January, 2017 at noon local time, corresponding to 16.30 hours, Indian Time.


Archbishop Giambattista Diquattro was born in Bologna (Italy) on March 18, 1954.


He was ordained priest on 24 August, 1981.


He holds a Doctorate in Canon Law (JCD) from the Lateran University and Post Graduation in Dogmatic Theology from the Gregorian University, Rome and entered Diplomatic Service of the Holy See on May1, 1985.


He served in the Apostolic Nunciatures in Central African Republic, The Democratic Republic of Congo and Chad, the United Nations and later in the Secretariat of State of the Vatican and in the Apostolic Nunciature in Italy.


On April 2, 2005, Pope Saint John Paul II appointed him Titular Archbishop of  Giromonte and Apostolic Nuncio to Panama.


On 4 June 2005 he was consecrated Archbishop in Ragusa, Sicily, Italy. And he began his mission in Panama on July 12, 2005.


On November 21, 2008 he was appointed Apostolic Nuncio to Bolivia.


He is fluent in French, Spanish and English. 

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Loss of life : 72
Villages affected : 1,296
Houses destroyed/damaged : 118,833
Relief being distributed to : 3,500 families
No. Catholic houses lost: 560
Number of medical camps held : 22