Apostolic Nunciature in Israel

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Apostolic Nunciature
in Israel


      On December 30, 1993, the Holy See and the State of Israel signed a Fundamental Agreement, an international treaty which defined and normalized several aspects of their mutual relations. In June 1994, full diplomatic relations were established between the parties with an exchange of Ambassadors and the opening of the respective Diplomatic Missions. An Apostolic Nunciature was opened in Tel Aviv-Yafo (Israel), in Old Jaffa, and an Embassy of the State of Israel was opened in the Vatican. The Apostolic Nunciature covers the territories of the State of Israel.


Former Apostolic Nuncios: 
His Excellency Most Reverend Andrea Cordero Lanza di Montezemolo 1994-1998
His Excellency Most Reverend Pietro Sambi 1998-2005
His Excellency Most Reverend Antonio Franco 2006-2012
His Excellency Most Reverend Giuseppe Lazzarotto 2012- 2017


Apostolic Nuncio:

His Excellency Most Reverend Leopoldo Girelli


First Counsellor: Msgr. Tomasz Grysa

First Counsellor: Msgr. George Panamthundil

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


Apostolic Nunciature
1 Netiv Hamazalot – Old Yafo
P.O.B. 8415
6108301 Tel Aviv-Yafo
Tel: (03) 683 56 58
Fax: (03) 683 56 59
Email: na.israel@diplomat.va
Website: www.vatican.va