Gabriele Giordano Caccia
Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations
Caccia in 2018
ChurchRoman Catholic Church
Appointed16 November 2019
Installed16 January 2020
PredecessorBernardito Cleopas Auza
Other post(s)Titular Archbishop of Sepino (2009-)
Orders
Ordination11 June 1983
by Carlo Maria Martini
Consecration12 September 2009
by Pope Benedict XVI
Personal details
Birth nameGabriele Giordano Caccia
Born (1958-02-24) 24 February 1958 (age 63)
Milan, Italy
Previous post(s)
Alma materPontifical Ecclesiastical Academy
Pontifical Gregorian University
MottoCredidimus caritati
Coat of arms
Styles of
Gabriele Caccia
Reference styleThe Most Reverend
Spoken styleYour Excellency
Religious styleArchbishop

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.

Biography

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[1] and was appointed an attaché in the Apostolic Nunciature in Tanzania.[2]

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.[1] He was consecrated by the Pope on 12 September 2009, with Cardinals Tarcisio Bertone and William Levada as co-consecrators.[3] On 12 September 2017, Pope Francis appointed him as Apostolic Nuncio in the Philippines.[4]

On 16 November 2019, Pope Francis named him the Holy See's permanent observer to the United Nations.[5] He was officially given the duties of that position on 16 January 2020.[6]

Foreign honours

References

  1. ^ a b "Rinunce e Nomine, 16.06.2009" (Press release) (in Italian). Holy See Press Office. 16 July 2009. Retrieved 16 November 2019.
  2. ^ "The Pope sends his close associate as Nuncio in Lebanon". Zenit (in Italian). 16 July 2009. Retrieved 16 November 2019.
  3. ^ "Capella Papale per l'Ordinazione Episcopale di Cinque Ecc.mi Presuli, 12.09.2009" (in Italian). Holy See Press Office. 12 September 2009. Retrieved 17 November 2019. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  4. ^ "Pope appoints new Nuncio to the Philippines". CBCP News. 12 September 2017. Retrieved 12 September 2017.
  5. ^ "Rinunce e nomine, 16.11.2019" (Press release) (in Italian). Holy See Press Office. 16 November 2019. Retrieved 16 November 2019.
  6. ^ "Pope Francis names Archbishop Gabriele Caccia ambassador to the United Nations". Catholic News Agency. 16 November 2019. Retrieved 16 November 2019.
  7. ^ Farewell Call of Archbishop Gabriele Giordano Caccia, Apostolic Nuncio of the Holy See. RTVMalacanang. 11 December 2019. Retrieved 12 December 2019 – via YouTube.
Catholic Church titles Preceded byPedro López Quintana Assessor for General Affairs of the Secretariat of State17 December 2002 – 16 July 2009 Succeeded byPeter Bryan Wells Diplomatic posts Preceded byLuigi Gatti Apostolic Nuncio to Lebanon16 July 2009 – 12 September 2017 Succeeded byJoseph Spiteri Preceded byGiuseppe Pinto Apostolic Nuncio to the Philippines12 September 2017 – 16 November 2019 Succeeded byCharles John Brown Preceded byBernardito Auza Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations16 January 2020 – present Incumbent