His Excellency Archbishop Aldo Cavalli
Apostolic Nuncio to Malta and Libya
Monsignor Aldo Cavalli was born at Maggianico di Lecco (Italy) in 1946. He received his priestly formation in the Diocesan Seminary of Bergamo. Subsequently, after his ordination in 1971, he graduated in Political Sciences.
After some years of pastoral ministry in his diocese, he was called to the Pontifical Ecclesiastical Academy in Rome. During this period, he followed post-graduate studies in Theology and in Canon Law.
He joined the diplomatic service of the Holy See in 1979, serving in the Apostolic Nunciature in Burundi and later in the Secretariat of State, in the Vatican.
On 2nd July 1996, he was appointed Titular Archbishop of Vibo Valentia and Apostolic Delegate to Angola and Apostolic Nuncio to São Tomé and Príncipe. He received his episcopal ordination on 26th August 1996 in the Cathedral of Bergamo.
On 1st September 1997, he was appointed Apostolic Nuncio to Angola and on 2nd July 2001, Apostolic Nuncio to Chile.
On 29th October 2007, he became Apostolic Nuncio to Colombia.
On 16th February 2013, he was appointed Apostolic Nuncio to Malta and on 13th April, he was also appointed Apostolic Nuncio to Libya.
As the Apostolic Nuncio to Malta, Monsignor Cavalli will represent the Holy Father and the Holy See both with regard to the Local Churches of Malta and Gozo, as well as to the Civil Authorities. He will also be the Dean of the Diplomatic Corps accredited to the Republic of Malta.
It is the duty of the Papal Representative to strengthen the bonds of communion which unite the Apostolic See and the Churches present in the Nation where he is posted. For this reason, it is the responsibility of the Apostolic Nuncio to keep the Holy See constantly informed regarding the life of the Dioceses and to assist the Bishops as they carry out their pastoral role. At the same time, the Nuncio promotes and facilitates the relations between the People and the Government of Malta and the Holy See.
Msgr. Gianluca Perici
Mailing Address: The Nunciature, Tal-Virtù Road, Tal-Virtù, Rabat RBT 2604 (Malta)
Telephone: (356) 21453457; 21453422
Fax: (356) 21453423