Bangalore Archdiocese felicitates new Nuncio to India

May 4, 2017 by  
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Bengaluru, May 3, 2017: Catholics in Bangalore are all set to accord a formal welcome to the Vatican Ambassador to India Archbishop Giambattista Diquattro May 4 on his first visit to the archdiocese of Bangalore.

Archbishop Diquattro is in Bengaluru to participate in the Standing Committee Meeting of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India (CBCI) at St. John’s Medical College.

He will also preside over the Golden Jubilee celebrations of the National Biblical, Catechetical and Liturgical Centre (NBCLC).

On this occasion the Archdiocese of Bangalore has arranged a Pontifical High Mass on May 4 at 6 p.m. at the Infant Jesus Shrine in Viveknagar, which will be presided over by the Apostolic Nuncio.

The Cardinals and the Bishop-Members of the CBCI Standing Committee and a large number of Priests, Religious and Devotees of the Infant Jesus will participate in the Mass and the felicitation to be held afterwards.

On January 21 Pope Francis appointed Archbishop ‎Giambattista Diquattro, the new Nuncio to India and Nepal. The 62-year-old prelate has taken over from Archbishop Salvatore Pennacchio, whom ‎Pope Francis transferred to Poland as Apostolic Nuncio in August last year.

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 served until he was assigned his new mission to India and Nepal.‎

– press release

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