Apostolic Nuncio

The Apostolic Nuncio in the United States is the diplomatic representative of the Holy See in Rome.  The Apostolic Nuncio has offices located in Washington, D.C. in Embassy Row.

The current Apostolic Nuncio is Archbishop Christophe Pierre, who was named to the position by Pope Francis in April 2016.

The Apostolic Nunciature to the U.S. is an ecclesiastical office of the Catholic Church with the rank of embassy.  The nuncio serves both as the ambassador of the Holy See to the U.S. President, and as delegate and point-of-contact between the bishops in America and the Pope.

Communications from the USCCB and the various U.S. dioceses to the Holy See pass through the nuncio. (8:43)