New Apostolic Nuncio arrives in India

Posted February 18, 2017 11:44 am by Editor

New Apostolic Nuncio arrives in India

The new apostolic nuncio to India and Nepal, Archbishop Giambattista Diquattro, arrived in New Delhi on Feb. 16 and is expected to prepare for a possible visit of Pope Francis to India this year.  Top officials of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India (CBCI), including its president, Cardinal Baselios Cleemis, were at New Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport to meet the Vatican ambassador.

Pope Francis announced the 62-year old Italian archbishop as Apostolic Nuncio to India and Nepal on Jan. 21, to take over from Archbishop Salvatore Pennacchio who was transferred to Poland in August, 2016.  The Apostolic Nunciature‎ to India

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