Apostolic Nunciature to Pakistan

The Apostolic Nunciature to Pakistan is a Vatican Diplomatic Post equivalent to an Embassy.

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.[1]

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.[2]

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:

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Coordinates: 33°43′24″N 73°06′21″E / 33.7234°N 73.1058°E / 33.7234; 73.1058

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