Vatican appoints new Ambassador to Uzbekistan

18.01.2021 15:14

TASHKENT, January 18. /Dunyo IA/. The titular Archbishop of Paestum Giovanni d’Aniello has been appointed the new apostolic nuncio (Ambassador of Vatican) to Uzbekistan, reports “Dunyo” IA correspondent.

By decision of Pope Francis, the 66-year-old diplomat will represent the interests of the Vatican simultaneously in Russia and Uzbekistan.

Giovanni d’Aniello was born on January 5, 1955 in Italy.

An archbishop since 2001, he was appointed Apostolic Nuncio to the Russian Federation on 1 June 2020. He has been apostolic nuncio or apostolic delegate to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Thailand, Cambodia, Burma and Laos, and Brazil.

Giovanni d'Aniello succeeded the Italian Archbishop Celestino Migliore, who was appointed Apostolic Nuncio in France.

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