Apostolic Nuncios are personal representatives of the Holy Father in each country, and are living reminders of the universality of the Church. A nuncio works closely with the local churches (dioceses) and the Conference of Bishops to foster communication between the Church in that country with the Holy Father and the many Vatican departments. The nuncio serves as the official representative of the Holy See to the government of the country to which he is assigned.
Archbishop Luigi Bonazzi was born in Gazzaniga, Italy, on June 19, 1948, and was ordained to the priesthood in 1973 for the Diocese of Bergamo. He served in the diplomatic missions of the Holy See in Cameroon, Trinidad and Tobago, Malta, Mozambique, Spain, the U.S.A., and Italy, as well in Canada.
On June 19, 1999, Archbishop Bonazzi was appointed Apostolic Nuncio to Haiti, followed by service as Apostolic Nuncio to Cuba from 2004-2009. He then served as Apostolic Nuncio to Lithuania, Estonia, and Latvia. He was appointed Apostolic Nuncio to Canada in December 2013 and formally began his mission in Canada in mid-March 2014.
Join Fr. Thomas Rosica in this wide-ranging interview with Canada’s new Apostolic Nuncio, clearly a pastor, shepherd, and diplomat who embodies the joy of the Gospel in his service to the universal Church.