Luigi Travaglino

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Luigi Travaglino
Apostolic Nuncio emeritus of Monaco
Titular Archbishop of Lettere
Appointed8 September 2012
Retired16 January 2016
PredecessorAndré Dupuy
SuccessorLuigi Pezzuto
Other post(s)Titular Archbishop of Lettere
Ordination15 August 1962
Consecration26 April 1992
by Pope John Paul II, Franciszek Macharski, and Angelo Sodano
Personal details
Born (1939-09-06) September 6, 1939 (age 84)
Previous post(s)
Styles of
Luigi Travaglino
Reference style
Spoken styleYour Excellency
Religious styleArchbishop

Luigi Travaglino (born 6 September 1939) is an Italian prelate of the Catholic Church who has worked in the diplomatic service of the Holy See since 1970, as a nuncio and archbishop since 1992.


Luigi Travaglino was born on 6 September 1939 in Brusciano, Province of Naples, Italy. He was ordained a priest on 15 August 1962 for the Diocese of Nola. He then obtained a doctorate in canon law.[1]

Diplomatic career[edit]

He continued his studies at the Pontifical Ecclesiastical Academy[2] and entered the diplomatic service of the Holy See in 1970. His postings included Bolivia, Ethiopia, Portugal, Scandinavia and Iceland, Zaire, San Salvador, the Netherlands, and Greece. In 1989, he returned to Rome to work in the General Section of the Secretariat of State.[1]

Pope John Paul II named him titular archbishop of Lettere and Apostolic Delegate to Sierra Leone on 4 April 1992,[3][4] adding the title Apostolic Pro-Nuncio to Guinea on 23 April,[4] and Apostolic Pro-Nuncio to the Gambia and Liberia on 7 November.[5]

He was consecrated a bishop on 26 April 1992 in St. Peter's Basilica by John Paul.[6]

On 2 May 1995, Travaglino was appointed Apostolic Nuncio to Nicaragua.[7] On 30 October 2001, Pope John Paul II transferred him to the Secretariat in Rome once again.[1]

Pope Benedict XVI appointed him on 5 January 2011 the permanent observer of the Holy See to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization and International Fund for Agricultural Development and the World Food Program[1] and on 8 September 2012 added the title of to Apostolic Nuncio to Monaco.[8]

On 13 September 2014, Pope Francis made him a member of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples.[9]

His term as nuncio in Monaco ended on 16 January 2016 with the appointment of his successor.[10]

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  1. ^ a b c d "Rinunce e Nomine, 05.01.2011" (Press release) (in Italian). Holy See Press Office. 5 January 2011. Retrieved 12 July 2019.
  2. ^ "Pontificia Accademia Ecclesiastica, Ex-alunni 1950 – 1999" (in Italian). Pontifical Ecclesiastical Academy. Retrieved 11 July 2019.
  3. ^ "Sierra Leone: Le pape nomme un nouveau délégué apostolique" (in French). Portal Catholique Suisse. 5 April 1992. Retrieved 11 July 2019.
  4. ^ a b Acta Apostolicae Sedis (PDF). Vol. LXXXIV. 1992. p. 470. Retrieved 7 December 2019.
  5. ^ Acta Apostolicae Sedis (PDF). Vol. LXXXIV. 1992. p. 1196. Retrieved 7 December 2019.
  6. ^ "Santa Messa per L'Ordinazione di Sette Nuovi Vescovi ..." (in Italian). Libreria Editrice Vaticana. 26 April 1992. Retrieved 11 July 2019.
  7. ^ Acta Apostolicae Sedis (PDF). Vol. LXXXVII. 1995. p. 599. Retrieved 7 December 2019.
  8. ^ "Rinunce e Nomine, 08.09.2012" (Press release) (in Italian). Holy See Press Office. 8 September 2012. Retrieved 12 July 2019.
  9. ^ "Rinunce e Nomine, 13.09.2014" (Press release) (in Italian). Holy See Press Office. 13 September 2014. Retrieved 12 July 2019.
  10. ^ "Rinunce e nomine, 16.01.2016" (Press release) (in Italian). Holy See Press Office. 16 January 2016. Retrieved 17 May 2019.

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