Apostolic Delegation in Jerusalem and Palestine

Posted by marc | Holy See | Monday 9 January 2017 9:46 am

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Apostolic Delegation
in Jerusalem and Palestine

 

        Until 1929  Palestine was  under  the  jurisdiction of  the  Apostolic Delegate to Syria who resided in Beirut, Lebanon.  In March  1929, Pope  Pius XI attached Palestine, which included the territories under British Mandate, to the Pontifical Representation in Cairo, whose incumbent also had a residence in Jerusalem. 

On February 11, 1948, Pope Pius XII established the Apostolic Delegation in Jerusalem and Palestine, which included Israel, Jordan and Cyprus. Since 1994, following the establishment of diplomatic relations between the Holy See and the State of Israel, the Apostolic Delegation covers only Jerusalem and the Palestinian Territories.

 

Former Apostolic Delegates:
His Excellency Most Reverend Gustavo Testa 1948 – 1953
His Excellency Most Reverend Silvio Oddi 1953 – 1956
His Excellency Most Reverend Giuseppe Sensi 1957 – 1962
His Excellency Most Reverend Lino Zanini 1962 – 1965
His Excellency Most Reverend Augustin Sepinski 1966  – 1969
His Excellency Most Reverend Pio Laghi 1969 – 1974
His Excellency Most Reverend William A. Carew 1974 – 1983
His Excellency Most Reverend Carlo Curis 1983 – 1990
His Excellency Most Reverend Andrea di Montezemolo 1990 – 1998
His Excellency Most Reverend Pietro Sambi 1998 – 2005
His Excellency Most Reverend Antonio Franco 2006 – 2012
His Excellency Most Reverend Giuseppe Lazzarotto 2012- to present

 

     Address: Apostolic Delegation
Mount of Olives
At Tor Street
P.O.B. 19199
9119102 Jerusalem
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Tel: (02) 628 22 98; 628 86 30
Fax: (02) 628 18 80
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Website: www.vatican.va

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Secretary:
Msgr. Marco Formica       

Cultural Attaché:
Rev. Juan María Solana, L.C.
Chargé of the Holy See for Notre Dame of Jerusalem Center

Attaché for Social Affairs:
Mr. Claudio Maina
Director of the Secretariat of Solidarity