Holy Father Pope Francis appointed Archbishop Giambattista Diquattro as the new Apostolic Nuncio to India and Nepal on 21 January 2017. The Most Rev 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 is fluent in Italian, French, Spanish and English.
Fr. Diquattro joined the Diplomatic Service of the Holy See on 1 May, 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 2 April, 2005, Saint John Paul II appointed him Titular Archbishop of Giromonte and Apostolic Nuncio to Panama. His Episcopal Ordination took place on 4 June, 2005, in the cathedral of Ragusa, and he began his mission in Panama on 12 July, 2005. He was appointed Apostolic Nuncio to Bolivia on 21 November, 2008.
Hearty Welcome to Archbishop Giambattista Diquattro, the New Apostolic Nuncio!