Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigan
Apostolic Nuncio to the United States
Titular Archbishop of Ulpiana
Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò was born on January 16, 1941 in Varese, Italy. He was ordained a priest on March 24, 1968 and incardinated in the Diocese of Pavia (Italy). He has a Doctorate in both Canon and Civil Law
He entered the diplomatic service fo the holy see in 1973, at worked at the papal diplomatic missions in Iraq and Kuwait. In 1976 he was transferred to the the then Apostolic Delegation in Great Britain. From 1978 until 1989 he worked at the Secretariat of State of Vatican City. On April 4, 1989 he was nominated
with the functions of
to the Council of Europe in Strasbourg.
He was elected Titular Archbishop of Ulpiana on April 3, 1992. On April 26, 1992 he was consecrated Bishop by St. John Paul II.
He was nominated Apostolic Pro-Nuncio in Nigeria, on April 3, 1992. On April 4, 1998 he was nominated Delegate for the Pontifical Representations at the Secretariat of State.
Archbishop Viganò served as Secretary General of the Governorate of the Vatican City State from July 16, 2009 until September 3, 2011.
On October 19, 2011 Pope Benedict XVI appointed him Apostolic Nuncio to the United States of America.
He speaks Italian, French, Spanish and English.