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Resignations and Appointments, 31.01.2022

Appointment of apostolic nuncio in Rwanda

The Holy Father has appointed the Reverend Msgr. Arnaldo Catalan, nunciature advisor, as apostolic nuncio in Rwanda, at the same time elevating him to the titular see of Apollonia, with the dignity of archbishop.

Curriculum vitae

Msgr. Arnaldo Catalan was born in Manila, Philippines, on 18 September 1966.

He was ordained a priest on 25 March 1994, and incardinated in the metropolitan archdiocese of Manila.

He graduated in theology and canon law.

He entered the diplomatic service of the Holy See on 1 July 2001, and served in the pontifical representations in Zambia, Kuwait, Mexico, Honduras, Turkey, India, Argentina, Canada, Philippines and China (Taipei).

He knows Italian, English and Spanish.