Vatican appoints new Ambassador to Uzbekistan
Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) - Titular Archbishop of Paestum Giovanni d’Aniello has been appointed the new Apostolic Nuncio (Vatican Ambassador) in Uzbekistan, according to the official notification of the Holy See’s Seal Service, Dunio news agency reported.
By decision of Pope Francis, the 66-year-old diplomat will represent the interests of the Vatican simultaneously in Russia and Uzbekistan.
Giovanni D’Aniello was born on 5 January 1955 in Italy. After graduating from high school and gymnasium, he received a philosophical and theological education at the Interregional Seminary in Salerno and the Pontifical Seminary Campano. Studied canon law at the Pontifical Lateran University and the Pontifical University of Saint Thomas Aquinas in Rome, where he was awarded the title of Doctor of Canon Law.
Previously, the Vatican diplomat served as Apostolic Nuncio in Brazil, served in the Congo, and then was Apostolic Nuncio in Cambodia and Thailand and as Apostolic Delegate in Laos and Myanmar.
Giovanni d’Aniello succeeded the Italian Archbishop Celestino Migliore, who was appointed Apostolic Nuncio in France.