Apostolic Nuncio to South Africa

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The Apostolic Nuncio to South Africa is the principal representative of the Pope to the Government of South Africa.

Apostolic Nuncios to South Africa[edit]

  • Bernard (Giordano) Gijlswijk, O.P. (2 Dec 1922 - 22 Dec 1944 )
  • Martin Lucas, S.V.D. (14 Sep 1945 - 3 Dec 1952 )
  • Celestine Joseph Damiano (27 Nov 1952 - 24 Jan 1960 )
  • Joseph Francis McGeough (17 Sep 1960 - 8 Jul 1967 )
  • John Gordon (19 Aug 1967 - 1971 )
  • Alfredo Poledrini (20 Sep 1971 - 18 Sep 1978 )
  • Edward Idris Cassidy (25 Mar 1979 - 6 Nov 1984 )
  • Joseph Mees (19 Jan 1985 - Oct 1987 )
  • Ambrose Battista De Paoli (6 Feb 1988 - 11 Nov 1997 )
  • Manuel Monteiro de Castro (2 Feb 1998 - 1 Mar 2000 )
  • Blasco Francisco Collaço (24 May 2000 - Aug 2006 )
  • James Patrick Green (17 Aug 2006 - 15 Oct 2011)
  • Mario Roberto Cassari (since 10 Mar 2012)