Apostolic Nuncio

Apostolic Nunciature In India

The Apostolic Delegation of the East Indies was established in 1881 for India and Ceylon and extended to Malaca in 1889, to Burma in 1920 and to Goa in 1923. With the establishment of diplomatic relations between the Holy See and India, the Apostolic Delegation was raised to the rank of an Apostolic Internunciature(Legation) on 12th June, 1948 and of Apostolic Nunciature (Embassy) on 22nd August, 1967. His Excellency,

His Excellency Salvatore Pennacchio (born in Marano (Naples) in Italy on 7 September 1952.) is a Catholic archbishop and diplomat of the Holy See.
  • He was ordained a priest on 18 September, 1976.
  • He holds a Doctorate in Philosophy and entered into the Diplomatic Service of the Holy See on 15 April, 1979.
  • He served in the Apostolic Nunciatures in Panama, Ethiopia, Australia, Turkey, Egypt, Yugoslavia and Ireland.
  • On 28 November, 1998, he was appointed Apostolic Nuncio to Rwanda.
  • He received episcopal consecration on 6 January 1999 by Pope John Paul II, co-consecrated by His Eminence Giovanni Battista Re and His Eminence Francis Monterisi.
  • On 20 November, 2003, he was appointed Apostolic Nuncio to Thailand, Singapore and Cambodia, and Apostolic Delegate in Myanmar, Laos, Malaysia and Brunei.
  • On 8 May 2010, Pope Benedict XVI appointed him Apostolic Nuncio to India and from 13 November 2010 to Nepal.
  • He speaks English, French and Spanish.