Monsignor Ettore Balestrero was named apostolic nuncio to Colombia, at the same time elevating him to the dignity of archbishop and assigning him the titular see of Vittoriana. The archbishop-elect was previously serving as under-secretary for the Holy See's Relations with States.
Ettore Balestrero was born in Genoa, Italy, in 1966 and was ordained a priest in 1993. On entering the diplomatic service of the Holy See in 1996, he has served as a papal legate in Korea, Mongolia and Holland
Monsignor Antoine Camilleri will now serve as under-secretary for the Holy See's Relations with States. Monsignor Camilleri was previously a nunciature counsellor of the Secretariat of State.