Apostolic Nuncio
The Most Reverend Giambattista Diquattro, Titular Archbishop of Giromonte
Date Nominated : 21 January, 2017
Presentation of the Credential Letters in India – 29 March, 2017
Presentation of the Credential Letters in Nepal – 5 June, 2017


The Apostolic Nunciature in India and Nepal has re-designed its own website and layouts thanks to the cordial encouragement and commitment of my competent Collaborators of the first months of my Pastoral work in Delhi and Kathmandu: Msgr. Henryk Jagodzinzki, Mons. Mauro Lalli, Mons. Tuomo T. Vimpari and, the last days, Msgr. Patrick Zay Han.

The promptness, dedication and invaluable competence of Franciscan Solutions, permit us to offer a special service to the People of India, through this website, facilitating contacts, mutual acknowledgement and esteem, with an extraordinary potential for the complexity of its uses.

The diffusion of internet opens for the Apostolic Nunciature a range of means of communication that permit the almost instantaneous communication of words and images across enormous distances of India and Nepal and of the most isolated corners of the world.

The prevalently young peoples of India and Nepal, in particular, grasp the enormous capacity of the new media to foster connectedness, communication and understanding between individuals and communities, and in these Countries they are turning to these means for communicating, meeting, forming communities, seeking information and sharing their ideas and opinions. This Mission of the Holy Father Francis with simplicity and profound respect dares to enter in the flow of this new culture of communication, which is so well developed in India and Nepal.

Therefore, this Pontifical Representation approaches these communication media as means, not as an end in itself, for providing information and stirring interest, as they favour an initial encounter especially among the youth who increasingly turn to the world of cyberspace as a window on the world.

There already exist on the Net countless sources of information, documentation and education about the Church and the Holy See. It is clear, then, that while the Internet can never replace the personal experience of a personal encounter, it can certainly provide a unique supplement and support both in the preparation for the encounter and as support in the spiritual path.

Understanding and wisdom are the fruit of a contemplative eye upon the world, and do not come from a mere accumulation of facts, no matter how interesting. They are the result of an insight which penetrates the deeper meaning of things in relation to one another and to the whole of reality. In such a context, I hope that this means could contribute to cultivate that wisdom which comes not just from information but from insight, the wisdom which is discernment. Thus I would like to hope and wish that this website be a precious gift that will offer immense possibilities for encounter and solidarity and communion.

Giambattista Diquattro
Apostolic Nuncio