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Giovanni d'Aniello

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Giovanni d'Aniello
Apostolic Nuncio of Russia and Uzbekistan
Titular Archbishop of Paestum
Appointed1 June 2020
PredecessorCelestino Migliore
Other post(s)Titular Archbishop of Paestum
Ordination8 December 1978
by Antonio Cece
Consecration6 January 2002
by Pope John Paul II, Leonardo Sandri, and Robert Sarah
Personal details
Born (1955-01-05) January 5, 1955 (age 69)
Previous post(s)
Styles of
Giovanni d'Aniello
Reference style
Spoken styleYour Excellency
Religious styleArchbishop

Giovanni d’Aniello (born 5 January 1955) is an Italian prelate of the Catholic Church who works in the diplomatic service of the Holy See. An archbishop since 2001, he was appointed Apostolic Nuncio to the Russian Federation on 1 June 2020. He has been apostolic nuncio or apostolic delegate to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Thailand, Cambodia, Burma and Laos, and Brazil.


Born in Aversa in the Campania Region of Italy on 5 January 1955, d'Aniello studied at the local seminary and was ordained a priest on 8 December 1978.[1]

He obtained a doctorate in canon law.[1] To prepare for a diplomatic career, he entered the Pontifical Ecclesiastical Academy in 1979.[2]

Diplomatic career[edit]

He joined the diplomatic service of the Holy See on 1 June 1983 and his early postings took him to Burundi, Thailand, Lebanon, and Brazil. He also worked in Rome in the Section for Relations with the States of the Secretariat of State of the Holy See,[1] where he had responsibility for the Middle East.[3]

On 15 December 2001, Pope John Paul II appointed him titular archbishop of Paestum and Pontifical Representative to the Democratic Republic of the Congo.[1] He received his episcopal consecration on 6 January 2002 from Pope John Paul.[4] His title was changed to Apostolic Nuncio on 12 January 2002.[5]

On 22 September 2010, Pope Benedict XVI named him Nuncio to both Thailand and Cambodia as well as Apostolic Delegate to both Myanmar and Laos.[6] In March 2011, on a visit with Burmese refugees at a camp in Thailand he offered support and said that the "Church’s work for refugees is an essential work of the Church".[7]

On 10 February 2012, he was named Apostolic Nuncio to Brazil.[8]

On 1 June 2020, Pope Francis appointed him Apostolic Nuncio to the Russian Federation.[9]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d "Rinunce e Nomine, 15.12.2001" (Press release) (in Italian). Holy See Press Office. 15 December 2001.
  2. ^ "Ex-alunni 1950-1999, Pontificia Accademia Ecclesiastica". www.vatican.va. Retrieved 26 May 2020.
  3. ^ Frattini, Eric (2017). La CIA no Vaticano (in Portuguese). Leya. ISBN 9789897418099. Retrieved 16 May 2019.
  4. ^ "Avvisi Dell'Ufficio delle Celebrazione Liturgiche, 29.12.2001". Holy See Press Office. 29 December 2001. Retrieved 1 June 2020.
  5. ^ "Rinunce e Nomine, 12.01.2002" (Press release) (in Italian). Holy See Press Office. 12 January 2002.
  6. ^ "Rinunce e Nomine, 22.09.2010" (Press release) (in Italian). Holy See Press Office. 22 September 2010. Retrieved 23 May 2019.
  7. ^ Murray, John; Hin, Tham (22 March 2011). "Nuncio reassures Burmese refugees". UCA News. Retrieved 16 May 2019.
  8. ^ "Rinunce e Nomine, 10.02.2012" (Press release) (in Italian). Holy See Press Office. 10 February 2012.
  9. ^ "Rinunce e nomine, 01.06.2020" (Press release) (in Italian). 1 June 2020. Retrieved 1 June 2020.

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