Apostolic Nunciature to the Philippines

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Apostolic Nunciature of the Holy See to the Philippines
Location 2140 Taft Avenue Malate, Manila, Philippines
Apostolic Nuncio Archbishop Giuseppe Pinto (2013 Baliuag, Bulacan Good Friday procession)

The Apostolic Nunciature to the Philippines is a top-level diplomatic mission assigned by the Holy See to the Philippines. Diplomatically, an Apostolic Nuncio may be equivalent to an ambassador and often carries the ecclesial title of an Archbishop and works closely with the Archdiocese of Manila.


Msgr. Giuseppe Pinto, Current Apostolic Nuncio to the Philippines

The Apostolic Nunciature to the Philippines was erected circa 1902 and is located at 2140 Taft Ave., Malate, Manila. Though the official residence of the nuncio is located within the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Manila, he is not subject to the authority of the archbishop

Archbishop Giuseppe Pinto is the current nuncio to the Philippines, appointed on May 10, 2011. He previously served as nuncio in Africa and most recently Chile.[1] Pinto replaced Archbishop Edward Joseph Adams, from the United States of America.

Archbishop Pinto is currently the dean of the diplomatic corps in the Philippines.

Role in the Hierarchy: Vicariates[edit]

A nuncio as an apostolic vicar also serves a role in the hierarchy of the Catholic Church. An apostolic vicariate is a territorial jurisdiction established in areas which do not have a diocese and the nuncio serves as metropolitan bishop to these vicariates. In the Philippines, the apostolic vicariates are:

Past Apostolic Nuncio[edit]

Archbishop Giuseppe Pinto, Philippines Papal-Apostolic Nuncio (4th,seated) beside Fr. Len Coronel (3rd), Msgr. Gabor Pinter (2nd), watching the Baliuag, Bulacan Good Friday processon.
  • † Placide Louis Chapelle ( 1899 Appointed - 9 Aug 1905 Died)
  • Donato Sbarretti (16 Sep 1901 Appointed - 26 Dec 1902 Appointed, Apostolic Delegate to Canada)
  • Ambrose Agius, O.S.B. ( 1904 Appointed - 12 Dec 1911 Died)
  • † Guglielmo Piani, S.D.B. (17 Mar 1922 Appointed - 5 Oct 1948 Appointed, Official to México)
  • † Egidio Vagnozzi (9 Mar 1949 Appointed - 16 Dec 1958 Appointed, Apostolic Delegate to United States of America)
  • † Salvatore Siino (14 Mar 1959 Appointed - 8 Oct 1963 Died)
  • † Carlo Martini (29 Nov 1963 Appointed - 5 Aug 1967 Appointed, Apostolic Nuncio to Chile)
  • † Carmine Rocco (16 Sep 1967 Appointed - 22 May 1973 Appointed, Apostolic Nuncio to Brazil)
  • † Bruno Torpigliani (6 Jun 1973 Appointed - Apr 1990 Retired)
  • † Gian Vincenzo Moreni (8 Sep 1990 Appointed - 3 Mar 1999 Died)
  • Antonio Franco (6 Apr 1999 Appointed - 21 Jan 2006 Appointed, Apostolic Nuncio to Israel)
  • Fernando Filoni (25 Feb 2006 Appointed - 9 Jun 2007 Appointed, Substitute (Sostituto) of the Secretariat of State)
  • Edward Joseph Adams (3 Sep 2007 Appointed - 22 Feb 2011 Appointed, Apostolic Nuncio to Greece)
  • Giuseppe Pinto (10 May 2011 – present)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Archbishop Giuseppe Pinto". Catholic Church Hierarchy. Retrieved 12 July 2011.