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Resignations and Appointments, 24.11.2018

Appointment of apostolic nuncio in Pakistan

The Holy Father has appointed as apostolic nuncio in Pakistan the Rev. Msgr. Christophe Zakhia El-Kassis, nunciature counsellor, elevating him at the same time to titular see of Roselle, with the dignity of archbishop.

Rev. Msgr. Christophe Zakhia El-Kassis

The Rev. Msgr. Christophe Zakhia El-Kassis was born in Beirut, Lebanon on 24 August 1968. He was ordained a priest on 21 May 1994 and incardinated in the archieparchy of Beirut of the Maronites.

He graduated in Utroque Iure.

He entered the diplomatic service of the Holy See on 19 June 2000, and has served in the apostolic nunciatures in Indonesia, Sudan and Turkey, and in the Section for Relations with States.

He knows the following languages: Arabic, French, Italian, English, Indonesian, Spanish and German.