Apostolic Nunciature to Japan

APOSTOLIC NUNCIATURE TO JAPAN
9-2, Sanban-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 102-0075
Tel.03-3263-6851 fax.03-3263-6060

Apostolic Nuncio

レオ・ボッカルディ(Leo Boccardi)大司教

Most Reverend
Leo Boccardi, Titular Archbishop of Bitetto

  • April 15, 1953, Born in San Martino in Pensilis (Italy)
  • June 24, 1979, Ordained Priest
  • Doctor in Theology
  • 1987, Entered the diplomatic service of the Holy See
  • Appointed Permanent Representative of the Holy See to the International Atomic Energy Agency (I.A.E.A.), to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (O.S.C.E.) and to the Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO), as well as Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (U.N.I.D.O.) and to the United Nations Office in Vienna on March 17, 2001.
  • 2007-2013, Apostolic Nuncio to Sudan and Eritrea
  • July 11, 2013, Apostolic Nuncio to Iran
  • March 11, 2021, Apostolic Nuncio to Japan

History & Predecessors

  • 1919 …Installation of the Apostolic Delegation
  • 1919-1921 Most Rev. Pietro Fumasoni-Biondi
  • 1922-1931 Most Rev. Mario Giardini
  • 1931-1933 Most Rev. Edward Mooney
  • 1933-1949 Most Rev. Paolo Marella
  • 1949-1960 Most Rev. Maximilian de Furstenberg
  • 1952 …Installation of the Apostolic Internunciature
  • 1960-1962 Most Rev. Domenico Enrici
  • 1962-1966 Most Rev. Mario Cagna
  • 1966 …Installation of Apostolic Nunciature
  • 1966-1973 Most Rev. Bruno Wüstenberg
  • 1974-1977 Most Rev. Ippolito Rotoli
  • 1978-1983 Most Rev. Mario Pio Gaspari
  • 1983-1997 Most Rev. William Aquin Carew
  • 1998-2005 Most Rev. Ambrose De Paoli
  • 2005-2011 Most Rev. Alberto Bottari de Castello
  • 2011-2020 Most Rev. Joseph Chennoth
  • 2021- Most Rev. Leo Boccardi

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