Giambattista Diquattro

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Giambattista Diquattro
Apostolic Nuncio to India
SeeTitular Archbishop of Giru Mons
Ordination24 August 1981
by Angelo Rizzo
Consecration4 June 2005
by Angelo Sodano
Personal details
Born (1954-03-18) March 18, 1954 (age 65)
Bologna, Italy
Previous postApostolic Nuncio to Bolivia
Apostolic Nuncio to Panama
MottoNomen meum tene
Coat of armsGiambattista Diquattro's coat of arms

Giambattista Diquattro is an Italian archbishop and Vatican diplomat. On 21 January 2017, he was appointed Apostolic Nuncio to India and Nepal by Pope Francis.[1] Prior to that he was Apostolic Nuncio to Bolivia.


Diquattro was born on 18 March 1954, in Bologna, the capital and the largest city of the Emilia-Romagna region in northern Italy and was ordained a priest for the diocese of Ragusa in 1981.[2] He received his master's degree in civil law from the University of Catania, his Doctorate in Canon Law (JCD) from the Pontifical Lateran University in Rome, and his master's degree in dogmatic theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome.[3]

He joined the Diplomatic Service of the Holy See on 1 May 1985, and served in diplomatic missions in the pontifical representations to the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Chad, the United Nations in New York, and later in the Vatican Secretariat of State, and in the Apostolic Nunciature in Italy. He was appointed as the apostolic nuncio to Panama in 2005 by Pope John Paul II and apostolic nuncio to Bolivia in 2008 by Pope Benedict XVI.


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Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Salvatore Pennacchio
Apostolic Nuncio to India
21 January 2017 – present
Preceded by
Luciano Suriani
Apostolic Nuncio to Bolivia
21 November 2008 – 21 January 2017
Succeeded by
Angelo Accattino
Preceded by
Giacomo Guido Ottonello
Apostolic Nuncio to Panama
2 April 2005 – 21 November 2008
Succeeded by
Andrés Carrascosa Coso