His Holiness Pope Francis appointed Msgr. George George Panamthundil as the new Apostolic Nuncio in Kazakhstan.
Born on May 20th, 1972 in Trivandrum, Kerala, India, and ordained on February 18th, 1998 as a priest of the Catholic Malankara Major Archdiocese of Trivandrum.
- 1998-2000 Priestly Ministry in Kerala, India.
- 2000-2005: studies at the Pontifical Oriental Institute in Rome, Italy (Ph.D. in Canon Law); at the same time, studied at the Pontifical Ecclesiastical Academy (Rome), after which he entered the diplomatic service of the Holy See on July 1st, 2005.
Served in the following Pontifical Representations:
- 2005-2009: Second Secretary at the Apostolic Nunciature in Costa Rica;
- 2009-2012: First Secretary at the Apostolic Nunciature in Guinea and in Mali (residing in Conakry);
- 2012-2016: Second Counsellor at the Apostolic Nunciature in Iraq and Jordan (residing in Baghdad);
- 2016- 2019: First Counsellor at the Apostolic Nunciature in Austria;
- January 4th, 2020: First Counsellor at the Apostolic Nunciature in Israel, the Apostolic Nunciature in Cyprus, and the Apostolic Delegation in Jerusalem and in Palestine