Apostolic Nunciature (Embassy of the Holy See - Vatican) in Turkmenistan




Apostolic Nuncio: Archbishop Antonio Lucibello,

Nuncio is both for Turkmenistan and for Turkey, resident of Ankara, Turkey


In Ashgabat:

Cultural Attaché – Fr. Andrzej Madej, OMI - mob. +993 65696324


Administration  Attaché - Fr. Rafal Chilimoniuk OMI  +993 65696321

Fr. Paweła Szlacheta OMI


20A Görogly st.

Post Address:

Merkezi Poçta” P.O. Box 98

744000, Aşgabat, Turkmenistan

 Telephon: +993 12-927546

 Fax: + 993 12 65696324

 E-Mail: aszomi@online.tm


Chapel in the Nunciature

In the Nunciature there is a chapel named “Transfiguration of the Lord”, which is open to everybody.

 Sunday Holy Mass Schedule in a Chapel:

10:00 in Russian

12:00 Liturgy of Word in Russian for Catechumens

18:00 in English

 During the week, Mo, Tue, Wed, Fr, and Sat :

  • 8:30 Rosary or Chaplet of the Divine Mercy

  • 9:00 The Holy Mass

 On Thursday:

  • 17:30 Adoration

  • 18:30 Holy Mass

On Tuesday and Friday:

  •  18:30 Meeting for those who begins one’s way of faith

On Saturday:

  •  17:00 Meeting for youth

 On Sunday:

  •   12:00 Meeting for the children


The Holy See – Turkmenistan - The beginning of diplomatic relations


The first Apostolic Nuncio Archbishop Pier Luigi Celata entrusted official document to the government of Turkmenistan in July 1997.


On the 10th October 1997 in Turkmenistan started their serving Priests Andrzej Madej and Rodoslav Zmitrovich, first catholic priests for the last 80 years.


In the Jubilee Year 2000 the pilgrimage group from Turkmenistan participated at Worldwide Meeting of Youth in Italy and had an opportunity to meet the Pope John Paul II


In the year 2000 in honor of Great Jubilee of Christianity there was organized the concert of Classical Music in a hall of National Conservatory with some participants from Turkmenistan.


In the year 2002 the group of youth took part in World Youth Meeting in Toronto and in 2005 in Cologne.