Gabriele Giordano Caccia
|Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations|
|Church||Roman Catholic Church|
|Appointed||16 November 2019|
|Installed||16 January 2020|
|Predecessor||Bernardito Cleopas Auza|
|Other post(s)||Titular Archbishop of Sepino (2009-)|
|Ordination||11 June 1983|
by Carlo Maria Martini
|Consecration||12 September 2009|
by Pope Benedict XVI
|Birth name||Gabriele Giordano Caccia|
|Born||24 February 1958|
|Alma mater||Pontifical Ecclesiastical Academy|
Pontifical Gregorian University
|Coat of arms|
|Reference style||The Most Reverend|
|Spoken style||Your Excellency|
Gabriele Giordano Caccia (born 24 February 1958) is an Italian prelate of the Catholic Church who works in the diplomatic service of the Holy See. He has worked in the offices of the Secretariat of State and served as Apostolic Nuncio in Lebanon and the Philippines. He was named Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations in 2019.
Caccia was born in Milan but lived for many years in Cavaria con Premezzo. He was ordained a priest on 11 June 1983 by Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini and served in St. Giovanni Bosco parish in Milan until 1986. He attended the Pontifical Ecclesiastical Academy and obtained a Doctorate in Sacred Theology (S.T.D.) and a Licentiate of Canon Law (J.C.L.) from the Pontifical Gregorian University. He joined the diplomatic service of the Holy See on 1 July 1991 and was appointed an attaché in the Apostolic Nunciature in Tanzania.
On 11 June 1993, he returned to Rome to work in the General Affairs Section of the Vatican Secretariat of State. On 17 December 2002 he was appointed Assessor for General Affairs of the Secretariat of State where he worked under Archbishop Leonardo Sandri and, after 2007, Archbishop Fernando Filoni.
On 16 July 2009, Pope Benedict XVI appointed him Apostolic Nuncio in Lebanon and Titular Archbishop of Sepino. He was consecrated by the Pope on 12 September 2009, with Cardinals Tarcisio Bertone and William Levada as co-consecrators. On 12 September 2017, Pope Francis appointed him as Apostolic Nuncio in the Philippines.
On 16 November 2019, Pope Francis named him the Holy See's permanent observer to the United Nations. He was officially given the duties of that position on 16 January 2020.