Rino Passigato

Styles of
Rino Passigato
Reference style The Most Reverend
Spoken style Your Excellency
Religious style Monsignor
Posthumous style none

Rino Passigato (born 29 March 1944, in Bovolone) is an Italian Roman Catholic clergyman, who is the current Apostolic Nuncio to Portugal.


Passigato was ordained a Priest on the 29 Jun 1968 in Verona, Italy. In 1991 he was appointed to be the Titular Archbishop of Nova Caesaris and Apostolic Pro-Nuncio to Burundi. By 1996 he was Apostolic Nuncio to Bolivia and in 1999 he had moved on to Peru. On 8 November 2008 he took up his current post in Portugal that had been vacated by Archbishop Alfio Rapisarda, who had retired.[1] He also served in the Apostolic Nunciature in Canberra (Australia)in the late 1970s and also in the United Kingdom under Apostolic Nuncio Barbaroto.


Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Pietro Sambi
Apostolic Pro-Nuncio to Burundi
16 December 1991-18 March 1996
Succeeded by
Emil Paul Tscherrig
Preceded by
Fortunato Baldelli
Apostolic Nuncio to Peru
17 July 1999-8 November 2008
Succeeded by
Bruno Musarò
Preceded by
Alfio Rapisarda
Apostolic Nuncio to Portugal
8 November 2008-incumbent
Succeeded by

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