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Gabriel Montalvo, Colombian archbishop. Ordained priest Archdiocese of Santafé, Bogota, 1953; recipient Episcopal Ordination by Pope Paul VI, 1974.

Background

Montalvo, Gabriel was born on January 27, 1930 in Santafé de Bogota, Colombia.

Education

Doctor in Canon Law, Lateran University, Rome.

Career

With Holy See, Bolivia, Argentina and El Salvador, 1957-1964, secretary of state section Eastern Eurpean Countries, 1964-1974. Apostolic nuncio Nicaragua and Honduras, 1974. Apostolic pro-nuncio Algeria and Tunisia, 1980-1986.

Apostolic delegate Lybia, 1980-1986. From member to head Papal Mediation Office, 1982—1984. Apostolic pro-nuncio Yugoslavia, 1986-1996.

1st apostolic nuncio Belarus, 1993. President Pontifical Ecclesiastical Academy, 1993. Apostolic nuncio to the United States The Vatican, 1998—2005.

Permanent observer Holy See to Organization of America States, 1998—2006.

Achievements

  • Ordained priest Archdiocese of Santafé, Bogota, 1953. Recipient Episcopal Ordination by Pope Paul VI, 1974.