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Francisco Escalante Molina

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Francisco Escalante Molina
Apostolic Nuncio of Japan
Titular Archbishop of Gratiana
Appointed25 January 2024
PredecessorLeo Boccardi
Other post(s)Titular Archbishop of Gratiana
Orders
Ordination26 August 1989
Consecration28 May 2016
by Aldo Giordano, Mario del Valle Moronta Rodríguez and José Trinidad Fernández Angulo
Personal details
Born (1950-06-04) June 4, 1950 (age 74)
Previous post(s)
MottoMaior Autem Caritas
Styles of
Francisco Escalante Molina
Reference style
Spoken styleYour Excellency
Religious styleArchbishop

Francisco Escalante Molina (born 29 January 1965) is a Venezuelan archbishop and diplomat of the Holy See.

Biography[edit]

Born in La Grita, Venezuela, on 29 January 1965, Molina was ordained a priest on 26 August 1989.

Diplomatic career[edit]

He joined the diplomatic service of the Holy See on 13 June 1998. His early assignments included stints in Sudan, Ghana, Malta, Nicaragua, Japan and Slovenia.[1]

On 19 March 2016, he was appointed an archbishop and named apostolic nuncio to the Republic of the Congo.[1] He was given additional responsibilities as apostolic nuncio to Gabon on 21 May.[2]

On 4 June 2021, Pope Francis named him Apostolic Nuncio to Haiti.[3]

On 25 January, Pope Francis named him Apostolic Nuncio to Japan.[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Rinunce e Nomine, 19.03.2016" (Press release) (in Italian). Holy See Press Office. 19 March 2016. Retrieved 14 October 2019.
  2. ^ "Rinunce e Nomine, 21.05.2016" (Press release) (in Italian). Holy See Press Office. 21 May 2016. Retrieved 14 October 2019.
  3. ^ "Rinunce e nomine, 04.06.2021" (Press release) (in Italian). Holy See Press Office. 4 June 2021. Retrieved 4 June 2021.
  4. ^ "Resignations and Appointments, 25.01.2024". Retrieved January 25, 2024.
Diplomatic posts
Preceded by Apostolic Nuncio to Japan
2024–present
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Preceded by Apostolic Nuncio to Haiti
2021–2024
Succeeded by
Vacant
Preceded by Apostolic Nuncio to the Republic of the Congo
2016–2021
Succeeded by
Javier Herrera Corona
Preceded by
Jan Romeo Pawlowski
Apostolic Nuncio to Gabon
2016–2021
Succeeded by
Javier Herrera Corona