2010-11-13 17:12:17

Pope appoints Apostolic Nuncio to Nepal

(November 13, 2010) Apostolic Nuncio to India, Archbishop Salvatore Pennacchio, has been appointed Apostolic Nuncio also to Nepal by Pope Benedict XVI. The announcement was made in the Vatican on Saturday. The 58-year old Italian archbishop had been appointed Apostolic Nuncio to India on May 8, taking over from Archbishop Pedro Lopez Quintana, who served as Apostolic Nuncio to India and Nepal from 2003 to 2009. Archbishop Salvatore Pennacchio had earlier served in various capacities in the Holy See’s diplomatic mission, including as Apostolic Nuncio in Rwanda, Thailand, Singapore and Cambodia, and Apostolic Delegate in Myanmar, Laos, Malaysia and Brunei.

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