Apostolic Nuncio to Tajikistan appointed

05/05/2016 09:49
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DUSHANBE, May 5, 2016, Asia-Plus -- Pope Francis on April 30 appointed Indian Archbishop Francis Assisi Chullikatt, Apostolic Nuncio to Kazakhstan and Tajikistan. 

According to Vatican Radio’s website, Archbishop Francis Chullikatt was born in Bolghatty, Kochi, India, on March 20, 1953.  He was ordained a priest for Verapoly diocese on June 3, 1978.  Francis Assisi Chullikatt was appointed Titular Archbishop of Ostra and the Apostolic Nuncio to Jordan and Iraq on April 29, 2006.  On July 17, 2010 he was appointed the Permanent Observer to United Nation, the office he held till July 1, 2014.

A priest for 37 years and a bishop for 9 years Archbishop Chullikatt a native of Kerala, India, as an archbishop chose his motto as Fidei in Virtute", "By the Power of Faith".

The website of the Vatican City State notes that the task of representing Vatican City State and managing its relations with foreign States is the prerogative of the Pope who does so through the Secretariat of State.  Both the Holy See, the sovereign body of the Catholic Church, and Vatican City State have always received full recognition of their particular international natures.  They are members of international organizations, they take part in international conferences and adhere to international agreements.


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