Gabriele Giordano Caccia

Styles of
Gabriele Caccia
Reference style The Most Reverend
Spoken style Your Excellency
Religious style Archbishop

Gabriele Giordano Caccia S.T.D., J.C.L. (born 24 February 1958) is an Italian Catholic prelate, who since 2009 has served as Apostolic Nuncio to Lebanon.[1] Prior to this appointment, he was the Assessor for General Affairs of the Secretariat of State.


Archbishop Caccia was born in Milan but lived for many years in Cavaria con Premezzo. He was ordained a priest on 11 June 1983 by Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini and served in St. Giovanni Bosco parish in Milan until 1986. Then he was sent to the Pontifical Ecclesiastical Academy in Rome, where he obtained a Doctorate in Sacred Theology (S.T.D.) and a Licentiate of Canon Law (J.C.L.) from the Pontifical Gregorian University. Upon graduation in 1991 he joined the diplomatic service of the Holy See and was appointed an attaché in the Apostolic Nunciature in Tanzania.[2]

On 11 June 1993 he returned to Rome to work in the General Affairs Section of the Vatican Secretariat of State. On 17 December 2002 he was appointed Assessor for General Affairs of the Secretariat of State where he worked under Archbishop Leonardo Sandri and, after 2007, Archbishop Fernando Filoni.

On 16 July 2009 Benedict XVI appointed him Apostolic Nuncio to Lebanon and Titular Archbishop of Sepino.[3] He was consecrated by the Pope on 12 September 2009, with Cardinals Tarcisio Bertone and William Levada as co-consecrators.[4]


  1. Vatican Information Service Bulletin: Other Pontifical Acts (16 July 2009)
  2. ZENIT Article: "The Pope sends his close associate as Nuncio in Lebanon" (Italian)
  3. Synod for the Middle East (Lebanon)
  4. Catholic Hierarchy - Archbishop Gabriele Giordano Caccia
Episcopal lineage
Consecrated by: Pope Benedict XVI
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Pedro López Quintana
Assessor for General Affairs of the Secretariat of State
17 December 2002 – 16 July 2009
Succeeded by
Peter Bryan Wells
Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Luigi Gatti
Apostolic Nuncio to Lebanon
16 July 2009 – present

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