Apostolic Nunciature to Pakistan
The Nunciature was located in the St. Anthony’s Parish (Karachi) in its Chancellery at old Clifton when the Vatican established diplomatic relations with Pakistan on July 17, 1950.
When the Capital of Pakistan was moved to Islamabad in 1965, the Nunciature was re-located to the Diplomatic Enclave in Islamabad. On Wednesday, February 2, 2011, the Vatican Information Service (VIS) announced that Pope Benedict XVI, had appointed Archbishop Edgar Peña Parra, Titular Archbishop of Telepte, as Apostolic Nuncio to Pakistan. However, on Saturday, February 21, 2015, Pope Francis transferred Archbishop Parra to serve as Apostolic Nuncio to Mozambique.
Archbishop Ghaleb Moussa Abdalla Bader is the Jordanian-born Apostolic Nuncio to Pakistan and titular Archbishop of Mathara in Numidia since 2015.
The following have been Apostolic Nuncios (Ambassadors) in Pakistan:
- Saverio Zupi † (28 Oct 1961 Appointed - 1966 Resigned)
- Costante Maltoni † (2 Jan 1967 Appointed - 1970 Resigned)
- Giuseppe (Josip) Uhač † (23 Jun 1970 Appointed - 7 Oct 1976 Appointed Apostolic Pro-Nuncio to Cameroun)
- Giulio Einaudi (10 Nov 1976 Appointed - 5 Aug 1980 Appointed Apostolic Pro-Nuncio to Cuba)
- Emanuele Gerada (15 Oct 1980 Appointed - 4 Feb 1989 Appointed Apostolic Nuncio to Ireland)
- Luigi Bressan (3 Apr 1989 Appointed - 26 Jul 1993 Appointed Apostolic Nuncio to Singapore)
- Renzo Fratini (7 Aug 1993 Appointed - 8 Aug 1998 Appointed Apostolic Nuncio to Indonesia)
- Alessandro D'Errico (14 Nov 1998 Appointed - 21 Nov 2005 Appointed Apostolic Nuncio to Bosnia-Herzegovina)
- Adolfo Tito Yllana (Appointed 31 Mar 2006 - 20 Nov 2010 Appointed Apostolic Nuncio to Thailand, Cambodia, Myanmar, and Laos)
- Edgar Peña Parra 2010 - 2015
- Ghaleb Moussa Abdalla Bader 2015–present