James Green (bishop)

For other people named James Green, see James Green (disambiguation).
James Patrick Green
Religion Roman Catholic
Born (1950-05-30) May 30, 1950
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Senior posting
Based in Peru
Title Archbishop
Period in office 2011-present
Religious career
Ordination 15 May 1976 by John Krol
Present post
Styles of
James Patrick Green
Reference style The Most Reverend
Spoken style Your Excellency
Religious style Archbishop
Posthumous style not applicable

James Patrick Green (born 30 May 1950, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church serving as Apostolic Nuncio to Peru since 2011.[1]


Green studied for the priesthood and was ordained a priest of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia on 15 May 1976.[2] During his early years in the diplomatic service of the Holy See, he served in Papua New Guinea, Korea, the Netherlands, Spain, and the nunciature in Scandinavia (based in Copenhagen, Denmark). He then spent a year in Taiwan as chargé d'affaires before being brought to Rome in late 2002.

Episcopal career

Green was appointed Titular Archbishop of Altinum by Pope Benedict XVI on 17 August 2006 and that same day was appointed Apostolic Nuncio to South Africa and Namibia, and Apostolic Delegate to Botswana.[3]

He was consecrated bishop on 6 September 2006 by Cardinal Secretary of State Angelo Sodano.[4] That same day he was appointed Apostolic Delegate to Lesotho. On 23 September 2006 he was appointed Apostolic Delegate to Swaziland.[5][6]

On 15 October 2011 Green was appointed Apostolic Nuncio to Peru.[7]

See also


  1. GCatholic.org
  2. GCatholic.org
  3. Annuario Pontificio (2007), pp. 1346, 1359, 1365; Annuario Pontificio (2011), pp. 1314, 1327, 1333.
  4. "Msgr. James P. Green ... ordained an archbishop". Catholic Press Photo. 2006-09-06. Archived from the original on 2008-06-22. Retrieved 2008-10-05.
  5. GCatholic.org
  6. Annuario Pontificio (2007), pp. 1356, 1366; Annuario Pontificio (2011), pp. 1324, 1334.
  7. Annuario Pontificio (2012), p. 1323.
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Blasco Francisco Collaço
Apostolic Nuncio to South Africa
Succeeded by
Mario Roberto Cassari
Preceded by
Bruno Musarò
Apostolic Nuncio to Peru
Succeeded by
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