New Appointment in Vatican Secretariat of State

Monsignor Ettore Balestrero Named to Colombia

Among several Church appointments announced by the Vatican today was a shift in the staff of the secretariat of state.

Monsignor Ettore Balestrero was named apostolic nuncio to Colombia, at the same time elevating him to the dignity of archbishop and assigning him the titular see of Vittoriana. The archbishop-elect was previously serving as under-secretary for the Holy See’s Relations with States.

Ettore Balestrero was born in Genoa, Italy, in 1966 and was ordained a priest in 1993. On entering the diplomatic service of the Holy See in 1996, he has served as a papal legate in Korea, Mongolia and Holland

Monsignor Antoine Camilleri will now serve as under-secretary for the Holy See’s Relations with States. Monsignor Camilleri was previously a nunciature counsellor of the Secretariat of State.

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