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Paul Richard Gallagher

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Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher is the secretary for relations with states and head of the Second Section of the Holy See’s Secretariat of State. Throughout his life of service to the Roman Catholic Church he has held diplomatic positions in Tanzania, Uruguay, the Philippines, Guatemala, and at the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, France. In 2012 he was named papal nuncio to Australia, serving until Pope Francis appointed him to his current position in 2014.