Apostolic Nunciature to the Philippines

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Apostolic Nunciature of the Holy See to the Philippines
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Coordinates 14°34′9.8616″N 120°59′32.6796″E / 14.569406000°N 120.992411000°E / 14.569406000; 120.992411000Coordinates: 14°34′9.8616″N 120°59′32.6796″E / 14.569406000°N 120.992411000°E / 14.569406000; 120.992411000
Address 2140 Taft Avenue
Malate, Manila
Philippines
Apostolic Nuncio Archbishop Giuseppe Pinto

The Apostolic Nunciature to the Philippines is a top-level diplomatic mission assigned by the Holy See to the Philippines, located at 2140 Taft Avenue, Malate, Manila.

Diplomatically, an Apostolic Nuncio may be equivalent to an ambassador, and often carries the ecclesial title of archbishop. The nuncio works closely with the Archdiocese of Manila, and is by custom the Dean of the diplomatic corps.

History[edit]

The Apostolic Nunciature to the Philippines was erected circa 1902. Though the official residence of the nuncio is located in Manila, he is not subject to the Archbishop of Manila.

Archbishop Giuseppe Pinto is the current nuncio to the Philippines, and was 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.

Role in the hierarchy: vicariates[edit]

Monsignor Giuseppe Pinto, current Apostolic Nuncio to the Philippines (fourth from left seated) at the Good Friday Processions of Baliuag, Bulacan.

As an apostolic vicar, the nuncio 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:

List of Apostolic Nuncios to the Philippines[edit]

Archbishop Pinto, the current Apostolic Nuncio to the Philippines.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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