Arch. Chullikatt Apostolic Nuncio also to Kyrgyztan

2016-06-24 Vatican Radio

(Vatican Radio) Also on Friday, Pope Francis appointed Indian Archbishop Francis Assisi Chullikatt Apostolic Nuncio to Kyrgyzstan, a former Soviet republic in central Asia.   Archbishop Chullikatt who is already Apostolic Nuncio to Kazakhstan and Tajikistan, based in Kazakh capital Astana, was the Holy See’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York from 2010 to 2014.   Before that, the 63 year old prelate from southern Indian’s Kerala state served as Apostolic Nuncio to Jordan and Iraq.   He entered the diplomatic service of the Holy See in 1988 and served in the Holy See’s missions in Honduras, in various countries of southern Africa, in the Philippines, at the UN and in the Secretariat of State in the Vatican. 

(from Vatican Radio)