Alumni Association of The Pontifical North American College

Ambrose DePaoli



Most Rev. Ambrose B. DePaoli


CLASS OF 1961, CASA 1964

Ambrose Battista De Paoli‎ (August 19, 1934 – October 10, 2007) was a Roman Catholic cleric and nuncio (Holy See ambassador).[1]


De Paoli was born in Jeannette, Pennsylvania. Ordained a priest on December 18, 1960, for the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Miami, in Florida, he entered the Vatican's diplomatic corps in 1966. De Paoli was ordained a Roman Catholic bishop on November 20, 1983 after being named a bishop on September 23, 1983 by Pope John Paul II.


He served, thereafter, as a delegate or nuncio to Sri Lanka, Lesotho, Swaziland, Namibia, Botswana, South Africa and Japan. In 2004, he was named nuncio to Australia where he remained installed until his death in Miami Beach, Florida.[1]


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