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Visvaldas Kulbokas

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Dec 16, 2021

Visvaldas Kulbokas (born 14 May 1974) is a Lithuanian prelate of the Roman Catholic Church and a diplomat in the service of the Holy See. He is serving as an Apostolic Nuncio to Ukraine since 2021.

Visvaldas Kulbokas
Titular Archbishop of Martanae Tudertinorum,
Apostolic Nuncio to Ukraine
Orders
Ordination 19 July 1998
by Antanas Vaičius
Consecration 14 August 2021
by Pietro Parolin
Personal details
Birth name Visvaldas Kulbokas
Born (1974-05-14) 14 May 1974 (age 47)
Klaipėda, Lithuanian SSR
(present day Lithuania)
Nationality Lithuanian
Alma mater

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Born in Klaipėda, Visvaldas Kulbokas in 1992 graduated from the local school and joined to the Telšiai Bishop Vincentas Borisevičius Priest Seminary. From 1994 to 2004 he studied in Rome, Italy, at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross, where he received a doctorate in theology (2001) and a Licentiate of Canon Law (2004).[1] During his studies, he was ordained to the priesthood for the Diocese of Telšiai by diocesan bishop Antanas Vaičius on 19 July 1998.[2]

To prepare for a diplomatic career he entered the Pontifical Ecclesiastical Academy in 2001.[3] He joined the Vatican’s diplomatic service on 1 July 2004 and served as secretary to the nuntiature in Lebanon (2004–2007). In 2007–2009 he was an employee of the nunciature in the Netherlands and in Russia (2009–2012). From 2012 to 2020, he worked in the Section for Relations with States of the Secretariat of State of the Holy See. From 2020 to 2021 he was an adviser to the nunciature in Kenya .[1]

On 15 June 2021, Pope Francis appointed him Titular Archbishop of Martanae Tudertinorum and Apostolic Nuncio to Ukraine.[4]

Kulbokas received his episcopal consecration on 14 August 2021 in the Cathedral Basilica of St Stanislaus and St Ladislaus of Vilnius from Cardinal Pietro Parolin, with Archbishops Petar Antun Rajič, Gintaras Grušas and Bishop Algirdas Jurevičius as co-consecrators.[2]

  1. “Prelatas Visvaldas Kulbokas nominuotas apaštaliniu nuncijumi Ukrainoje”. bernardinai.lt (in Lithuanian). June 15, 2021. Retrieved November 26, 2021.
  2. “Archbishop Visvaldas Kulbokas”. Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved November 26, 2021.
  3. “Pontificia Accademia Ecclesiastica, Ex-alunni 2000 – 2002” (in Italian). Pontifical Ecclesiastical Academy. Retrieved November 26, 2021.
  4. “Rinunce e nomine, 15.06.2021” (Press release) (in Italian). Holy See Press Office. June 15, 2021. Retrieved November 26, 2021.

Catholic Church titles
Preceded by

Titular Archbishop of Martanae Tudertinorum
2021–present
Succeeded by

Diplomatic posts
Preceded by

Apostolic Nuncio to Ukraine
2021–present
Succeeded by

Hierarchy, including ecclesiastical circumscriptions
Ukrainian
Greek
Catholic
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Major
archeparchy
Metropolitan
archeparchies
Eparchies
Archiepiscopal
exarchates
Curial and
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emeritus
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Greek
Catholic
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Eparchy sui iuris
Episcopal
Conference
of Ukraine

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Latin Church
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archdiocese
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Bishops emeritus
Armenian
Catholic
Church
Non-metropolitan
archeparchy
Ordinariate for
Faithful of
the Eastern Rite
Apostolic
Nunciature
Apostolic Nuncio

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