Juliusz Janusz

Juliusz Janusz (born 17 March 1944) is a Polish prelate of the Catholic Church who has spent his career in the diplomatic service of the Holy See. He has been an archbishop and held the position of Apostolic Nuncio from 1995 until he retired in 2018.

Juliusz Janusz
Apostolic Nuncio emeritus of Slovenia and Apostolic Delegate emeritus to Kosovo
Titular Archbishop of Caprulae
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Juliusz Janusz in 2011
Appointed10 February 2011
Term ended21 September 2018
PredecessorSantos Abril y Castelló
SuccessorJean-Marie Speich
Other post(s)Titular Archbishop of Caprulae
Ordination19 March 1967
by Pope John Paul II
Consecration8 May 1995
by Angelo Sodano, Franciszek Macharski, and Francis Arinze
Personal details
Born (1944-03-17) March 17, 1944 (age 78)
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Spoken styleYour Excellency
Religious styleArchbishop


Juliusz Janusz was born on 17 March 1944 in Łyczana, Poland.[1]

He was ordained a priest on 19 March 1967 by Karol Wojtyła, Archbishop of Krakow, later Pope John Paul II.[2]

He went to Rome with the intention of earning a degree in canon law but at Wojtyła's urging entered the Pontifical Ecclesiastical Academy to prepare for a career as a diplomat. Pope Paul VI gave him his first assignment in the diplomatic service of the Holy See in the Nunciature to Thailand, and he then filled positions in Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Iceland and Greenland, West and East Germany, Brazil, the Netherlands, Hungary and Taiwan, where he was chargé d’affaires for three years.[2]

On 25 March 1995, Pope John Paul II appointed him titular archbishop of Caprulae and Apostolic Nuncio to Rwanda. He received his episcopal consecration from Cardinal Angelo Sodano on 8 May. John Paul named him Apostolic Nuncio to Mozambique on 26 September 1998[3] and then to Hungary on 9 April 2003.[4]

On 10 February 2011, Pope Benedict XVI appointed him Apostolic Nuncio to Slovenia and Apostolic Delegate to Kosovo.[5] Because the independent status of Kosovo was still a matter of dispute, his appointment—the first time the Holy See had assigned a diplomat there—was accompanied by an explanatory note: "The mission of an Apostolic Delegate is not of a diplomatic nature but responds to the requirement to meet in an adequate way the pastoral needs of the Catholic faithful."[5]

He retired on 21 September 2018.

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  1. ^ "Apostolski nuncij Juliusz Janusz se bo upokojil" [The apostolic nuncio Juliusz Janusz will retire] (in Slovenian). Radio Ognjisce. 5 September 2018. Retrieved 2 May 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Speech of H.S.H. the Ambassador Prince Windisch-Graetz". Sovereign Order of Malta Embassy to Slovenia. Retrieved 2 May 2019.
  3. ^ "Archbishop Juliusz Janusz [Catholic-Hierarchy]". www.catholic-hierarchy.org. Retrieved 2020-05-14.
  4. ^ "Rinunce e Nomine, 09.04.2003" (Press release) (in Italian). Holy See Press Office. 9 April 2003. Retrieved 2 May 2019.
  5. ^ a b "Rinunce e Nomine, 10.02.2011" (Press release) (in Italian). Holy See Press Office. 10 February 2011. Retrieved 2 May 2019.

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