The Vatican press office announce today that Archbishop Gallagher, 55, will succeed Italian Archbishop Bruno Musarò, who was named apostolic nuncio in Peru earlier this year.
Paul Richard Gallagher was born in Liverpool, England, in 1954. He was ordained in 1977 for the Diocese of Liverpool.
He entered into the diplomatic service of the Holy See in 1984, and has served in the apostolic nunciature in Tanzania, Uruguay and the Philippines. He also worked in the section for relation with states in the Vatican’s Secretariat of State.
In 2000, he was named permanent observer before the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, France.
Pope John Paul II named him apostolic nuncio in Burundi in 2004. At that time he was also appointed archbishop.