Apostolic Nuncio to South Africa

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The Apostolic Nuncio to South Africa is the principal representative of the Holy See (whose head is the Pope) to the Government of South Africa.

Apostolic Nuncios to South Africa[edit]

The following have served as apostolic nuncios to South Africa:[1][2]

  • 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 (10 Mar 2012 – 22 May 2015)
  • Peter Bryan Wells (9 Feb 2016 – present)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Chow, Gabriel (March 19, 2016). "Apostolic Nunciature of South Africa". Giga-Catholic Information. Retrieved March 19, 2016. 
  2. ^ Cheney, David M (March 19, 2016). "Nunciature to South Africa". Catholic-Hierarchy. Retrieved March 19, 2016.