Apostolic Nunciature to Pakistan

The Apostolic Nunciature to Pakistan is an ecclesiastical office of the Catholic Church in Pakistan. It is a diplomatic post of the Holy See, whose representative is called the Apostolic Nuncio with the rank of an ambassador.

The Nunciature was located in St. Anthony’s Parish (Karachi) in its Chancellery at old Clifton when the Vatican established diplomatic relations with Pakistan in 1950.[1] When the capital of Pakistan was moved to Islamabad in 1965, the Nunciature was re-located to the Diplomatic Enclave in Islamabad.

Following the partition of India and the formation of the independent nation of Pakistan in 1947, the Holy See established the Delegation to Pakistan on 15 July 1950[2] and named as first delegate James Cornelius van Miltenburg, Archbishop of Karachi.[3] On 9 October 1951, it erected in its place the Internunciature to Pakistan.[4] Pope Paul VI established the Apostolic Nunciature to Pakistan on 27 December 1965.[5]

List of papal representatives to PakistanEdit

Apostolic Delegates
Apostolic Internuncios
Apostolic Pro-Nuncios
Apostolic Nuncios

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Clarizio was not a bishop; he was titled "Filio" in the document that erected the Diocese of Lyallpur (later Faisalabad) on 13 April 1960.[9]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ St. Anthony's Parish website
  2. ^ Acta Apostolicae Sedis (PDF). XLII. 1950. pp. 878–9. Retrieved 27 November 2019.
  3. ^ a b Acta Apostolicae Sedis (PDF). XLII. 1950. p. 850. Retrieved 27 November 2019.
  4. ^ a b Acta Apostolicae Sedis (PDF). XLIV. 1952. pp. 712–3. Retrieved 27 November 2019.
  5. ^ Acta Apostolicae Sedis (PDF). LVIII. 1966. p. 134. Retrieved 1 May 2020.
  6. ^ "Pope Appoints Apostolic Internuncio to Pakistan". Catholic News Service. 14 July 1958. Retrieved 30 November 2019.
  7. ^ Acta Apostolicae Sedis (PDF). L. 1958. pp. 437, 542. Retrieved 27 November 2019.
  8. ^ Acta Apostolicae Sedis (PDF). L. 1958. p. 664. Retrieved 27 November 2019.
  9. ^ Acta Apostolicae Sedis (PDF). LII. 1960. pp. 881–3. Retrieved 27 November 2019.
  10. ^ Acta Apostolicae Sedis (PDF). LIII. 1961. p. 830. Retrieved 27 November 2019.
  11. ^ Acta Apostolicae Sedis (PDF). LIV. 1962. p. 188. Retrieved 27 November 2019.
  12. ^ a b Acta Apostolicae Sedis (PDF). LVIII. 1966. p. 175. Retrieved 27 November 2019.
  13. ^ Acta Apostolicae Sedis (PDF). LVIII. 1966. p. 925. Retrieved 27 November 2019.
  14. ^ "UCANews.com November 23, 2005". Archived from the original on 12 October 2017. Retrieved 16 January 2010.
  15. ^ "Rinunce e nomine, 02.02.2011" (Press release) (in Italian). Holy See Press Office. 2 February 2011. Retrieved 15 August 2018.
  16. ^ "Rinunce e nomine, 21.02.2015" (Press release) (in Italian). Holy See Press Office. 21 February 2015. Retrieved 15 August 2018.
  17. ^ "Rinunce e Nomine, 23.05.2015" (Press release) (in Italian). Holy See Press Office. 23 May 2015. Retrieved 22 June 2019.
  18. ^ "Resignations and Appointments, 24.08.2017" (Press release). Holy See Press Office. 24 August 2017. Retrieved 22 June 2019.
  19. ^ "Resignations and Appointments, 24.11.2018" (Press release). Holy See Press Office. 24 November 2018. Retrieved 22 June 2019.