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Holy See (Vatican) Embassy in Berlin

Contact

Address: Lilienthalstrasse 3 A, Berlin, D-10965

Tel.: (+49) 30 61 62 40
Fax: (+49) 30 616 243 00

Email: apostolische@nuntiatur.de

www.nuntiatur.de

The Ambassador

Amb. Nikola Eterović

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Amb. Nikola Eterović and is a Croatian Titular Archbishop of the Catholic Church, and has been the Apostolic Nuncio to Germany since the 21st of September 2013. Amb. Eterović was ordained on the 26th of June 1977 by Bishop Celestin Bezmalinović and on the 25th of March 1980, he joined the diplomatic service of the Holy See, where he worked in the Apostolic Nunciatures of Côte d'Ivoire, Spain and Nicaragua. Pope John Paul II gave him several honours, before making him titular bishop of Sicia and Nuncio to the Ukraine on May 22, 1999.

Amb. Eterovic was consecrated by Cardinal Secretary of State Angelo Sodano, Ante Jurić, Archbishop of Split, and Slobodan Štambuk, Bishop of Hvar, on the 10th of July 1999 in St Peter, Rome. In February 2004, he became the General Secretary of the Synod of Bishops. In November 2009, due to the creation of the actual Diocese of Sisak, Eterović Amb. Etorovic opted for the titular diocese of Cibalae.

History

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The Apostolic Nunciature to Germany is an ecclesiastical office of the Roman Catholic Church in Germany. It is the diplomatic post of the Holy See, whose representative is called the Apostolic Nuncio to Germany with the rank of an ambassador. The office of the Nunciature has been located in Berlin since 1925, in personal union with the new Apostolic Nuncio to Prussia until 1934.

When Germany surrendered to the Allies in 1945, diplomatic ties between the two states were interrupted and were only re-established for West Germany in 1951 located then in Bonn. It was in 2001 when the nunciature relocated to Berlin. Amb. Eterovic’s predecessors were; Alexander VII, Leo XII and Pius XII.