Luigi Bianco

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Luigi Bianco
Apostolic Nuncio of Uganda
Titular Archbishop of Falerone
Appointed4 February 2019
PredecessorMichael August Blume
Other post(s)Titular Archbishop of Falerone
Ordination30 March 1985
Consecration25 April 2009
by Tarcisio Bertone, Alceste Catella, and Luciano Pacomio
Personal details
Born (1960-03-03) March 3, 1960 (age 64)
Previous post(s)
Styles of
Luigi Bianco
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Spoken styleYour Excellency
Religious styleArchbishop

Luigi Bianco (born 3 March 1960) is an Italian prelate of the Catholic Church who has spent his career in the diplomatic service of the Holy See. He has been an apostolic nuncio with the rank of archbishop since 2009.


Luigi Bianco was born 3 March 1960 at Montemagno, Italy. He was ordained a priest of the Diocese of Casale Monferrato on 30 March 1985. He earned a doctorate in canon law from the Pontifical Urban University in Rome.

He entered the diplomatic service of the Holy See on 1 July 1989. He served in the various Nunciatures, including in Italy, Egypt, Argentina, Croatia and Spain.[1]

On 12 January 2009, he was appointed Apostolic Nuncio to Honduras and titular archbishop of Falerone.[1] He was consecrated bishop on 25 April 2009 at Sant’Evasio Cathedral, Casale Monferrato, by Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone.[2][3]

On 12 July 2014, he was appointed Apostolic Nuncio to Ethiopia.[4] On 10 September 2014, he was appointed Apostolic Nuncio to Djibouti and Apostolic Delegate to Somalia.[5]

On 4 February 2019, he was appointed by Pope Francis, as Papal nuncio to Uganda.[6][7] He took up office in Kampala, Uganda on Monday 8 April 2019.[8]

Bianco speaks English, French, Italian and Spanish.

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  1. ^ a b "Rinunce e Nomine, 12.01.2009" (Press release) (in Italian). Holy See Press Office. 12 January 2009. Retrieved 13 June 2019.
  2. ^ "Archbishop Luigi Bianco [Catholic-Hierarchy]". Retrieved 13 May 2020. [self-published]
  3. ^ "Nunciature". Uganda Episcopal Conference. Retrieved 25 May 2020.
  4. ^ "Rinunce e Nomine, 12.07.2014" (Press release) (in Italian). Holy See Press Office. 12 July 2014. Retrieved 13 June 2019.
  5. ^ "Rinunce e Nomine, 10.09.2014" (Press release) (in Italian). Holy See Press Office. 10 September 2014. Retrieved 13 June 2019.
  6. ^ "Resignations and Appointments, 04.02.2019" (Press release). Holy See Press Office. 4 February 2019. Retrieved 13 June 2019.
  7. ^ Monitor Reporter (4 February 2019). "Pope Francis appoints new Nuncio to Uganda". Daily Monitor. Kampala. Retrieved 4 February 2019.
  8. ^ Juliet Lukwago (9 April 2019). "New Apostolic Nuncio arrives in Uganda". New Vision. Kampala. Retrieved 9 April 2019.
Preceded by Titular Archbishop of Falerone
12 January 2009 - present
Succeeded by

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