His Excellency Most Reverend Giambattista Diquattro (21-1-2017)

His Holiness Pope Francis has appointed His Excellency Most Reverend Giambattista Diquattro, till now Apostolic Nuncio to Bolivia, as the new APOSTOLIC NUNCIO to INDIA and NEPAL.

This ecclesiastical provision is made public in Rome today, Saturday 21st January 2017, at noon local time, corresponding to 16:30 hours, Indian Standard Time.

The Most Reverend Giambattista Diquattro was born in Bologna (Italy) on March 18, 1954. He was ordained a priest in Ragusa on August 24, 1981. He received his Master’s Degree in civil law from the University of Catania, his Doctorate in Canon Law (JCD) from the Pontifical Lateran University in Rome, and his Master’s Degree in dogmatic theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome.

He joined the Diplomatic Service of the Holy See on May 1, 1985, serving continuous missions in the Pontifical Representations in the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Chad, the United Nations (in New York), and later in the Secretariat of State of His Holiness – Section for Relations with States, and in the Apostolic Nunciature in Italy.

On April 2, 2005, Saint John Paul II appointed him Titular Archbishop of Giromonte and Apostolic Nuncio to Panama. His Episcopal Ordination took place on June 4, 2005, in the cathedral of Ragusa, 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.