Giacomo Guido Ottonello

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Giacomo Guido Ottonello (born 29 August 1946) is an Italian prelate of the Catholic Church who has spent his career in the diplomatic service of the Holy See. He has been Apostolic Nuncio to Slovakia since 2017 and was Nuncio to Ecuador from 2005 to 2017.

Biography[edit]

Giacomo Guido Ottonello was born in Masone, in the Province of Genoa, on 29 August 1946. He was ordained a priest of the Diocese of Acqui on 29 June 1961.[1] On 25 March 1980 he entered the diplomatic service of the Holy See, working in Pakistan, El Salvador, Lebanon, France, Spain and Poland.[2][3]

He earned a licentiate in canon law and then studied at the Pontifical Ecclesiastical Academy. He earned a doctorate in theology at the Pontifical Lateran University.[1]

On 29 November 1999, Pope John Paul II appointed him apostolic nuncio to Panama and titular archbishop of Sasabe.

On 26 February 2005, John Paul named him Nuncio to Ecuador,[4] where for over twelve years he attempted dialogue and mediation with the anticlerical President Rafael Correa,[5]

On 1 April 2017, Pope Francis appointed him apostolic nuncio to Slovakia.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Nuevo Nuncio Apostólico para Eslovaquia: el arzobispo Giacomo Guido Ottonello". Buenos Días Eslivaquia (in Spanish). 13 April 2017. Retrieved 9 June 2019.
  2. ^ "Monseñor Giacomo Ottonello es el Nuncio Apostólico en Ecuador". El Universo (in Spanish). 27 February 2005. Retrieved 9 June 2019.
  3. ^ "Juan Pablo II nombra nuevo Nuncio en Ecuador". ACI Prensa. 26 February 2005. Retrieved 9 June 2019.
  4. ^ "Rinunce e Nomine, 26.02.2005" (Press release) (in Italian). Holy See Press Office. 26 February 2005. Retrieved 9 June 2019.
  5. ^ "Correa pide a jóvenes no dejarse catequizar por la Iglesia Católica" (in Spanish). El Tiempo. 13 August 2008. Archived from the original on 8 March 2016. Retrieved 24 May 2017.
  6. ^ "Resignations and Appointments, 01.04.2017" (Press release). Holy See Press Office. 1 April 2017. Retrieved 9 June 2019.

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