His Excellency Archbishop Giambattista Diquattro is on a short visit to the archdiocese of Trivandrum. His arrives on 8th March evening. On9th and 10th March his excellency will be visiting the parishes of Poonthura and Vizhinjam. He will celebrate the holy Eucharist at St. Thomas Church Poonthura.
Diquattro was born on 18 March 1954, in Bologna, the capital and the largest city of the Emilia-Romagna region in northern Italy and was ordained a priest for the diocese of Ragusa in 1981. He received his master's degree in civil law from the University of Catania, his Doctorate in Canon Law (JCD) from the Pontifical Lateran University in Rome, and his master's degree in dogmatic theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome.
He joined the Diplomatic Service of the Holy See on 1 May 1985, and served in diplomatic missions in the pontifical representations to the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Chad, the United Nations in New York, and later in the Vatican Secretariat of State, and in the Apostolic Nunciature in Italy. He was appointed as the apostolic nuncio to Panama in 2005 by Pope John Paul II and apostolic nuncio to Bolivia in 2008 by Pope Benedict XVI.