New Apostolic Nuncio to Jerusalem and Palestine

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H.E. Msgr. Leopoldo Girelli

New Apostolic Nuncio to Jerusalem and Palestine

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The Holy Father Pope Francis has appointed H.E. Msgr. Leopoldo GIRELLI, titular Archbishop of Capri, as the new Apostolic Nuncio to Israel and Apostolic Delegate in Jerusalem, and Palestine, till now Apostolic Nuncio to Singapore and non-Resident Papal Representative to Vietnam.

H.E. Msgr. Leopoldo Girelli was born in Predore, Bergamo, Italy, on 13th March 1953. After his formation in John XXIII Major Seminary, he was ordained priest on 17th June 1978 for the Diocese of Bergamo (Italy).

From 1978 to 1984, he was Assistant Parish Priest in Casnigo and in Desenzano al Serio (Bergamo) and from 1984 to 1987; he studied in the Pontifical Ecclesiastical Academy in Rome and obtained the Doctorate Degree in Spiritual Theology and the License Degree in Canon Law.

He entered the Diplomatic Service of the Holy see on 1st July 1987 and served in the following from 1987 to 1991 in the Apostolic Nunciature in Cameroon; from 1991 to 1993 in the Apostolic Nunciature in New Zealand; from 1993 to 2001 at Section for General affairs of the Secretariat of State of the Holy See; and from 2002 to 2006 in the Apostolic Nunciature in the Unites States of America.

On 13th April 2006, His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI appointed him as Titular Archbishop of Capri and Apostolic Nuncio to Indonesia. He was ordained Bishop by H. E. Card. Angelo sodano on 17th June 2006 in Bergamo.

He was Apostolic Nuncio to Indonesia from 2006 to 2011; Apostolic Nuncio to East Timor from 2006 to 2013; Apostolic Delegate to Malaysia and Brunei Darussalam from 2011 to2013; Apostolic Nuncio to Singapore from 2011 to 2017; the first Apostolic Nuncio to the Association of the Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) from 2011 to 2017 and non-Resident Pontifical Representative to Vietnam from 2011-2017.
Tel Aviv-Yafo, 13th September 2017

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 15:02
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