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The New Nuncio Arrived In New Delhi

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NEW DELHI, FEB 16: The New Apostolic Nuncio to India Archbishop Giambattista Diquattro arrived in India Feb. 16 morning.

He was received at the Delhi airport by the President of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India Cardinal Baselios Cleemis.

Other to receive him were Syro-Malabar Major Archbishop Cardinal George Alencherry, Archbishop Anil Couto of Delhi, CBCI Secretary General Bishop Theodore Mascarenhas, Bishop Kuriakose Bharanikulangara of Faridabad, Bishop Jacob Mar Barnabas of Gurgaon and the officials from the Nunciature, Msgr. Henryk M. Jagodzinski and Msgr Tuomo T. Vimpari.

This is the new Apostolic Nuncio’s first posting in an Asian country.

Pope Francis appointed a new Apostolic Nuncio to India and Nepal on Jan. 21. Italian Archbishop ‎Giambattista Diquattro was serving as the Apostolic Nuncio to Bolivia.

The 62-year-old prelate takes over from Archbishop Salvatore Pennacchio, whom ‎Pope Francis transferred to Poland as Apostolic Nuncio in August 2016.

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.‎

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