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apostolic nuncio (nŭn´shēō), resident legate of the Holy See at the capital of a temporal government. Nuncios are in most of the principal countries of Europe and Latin America, but there are none in the United States, Great Britain, or the republics of the former Soviet Union. In some countries the nuncio is by courtesy made the "dean" of the diplomatic corps. Ministers of the second class are called apostolic internuncios.

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apostolic

apostolic Apostolic Fathers the Christian leaders of the early Church immediately succeeding the Apostles.
apostolic succession (in Christian thought) the uninterrupted transmission of spiritual authority from the Apostles through successive popes and bishops, taught by the Roman Catholic Church but denied by most Protestants.

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apostolic

ap·os·tol·ic / ˌapəˈstälik/ • adj. Christian Church of or relating to the Apostles: a simple apostolic life. ∎  of or relating to the pope, esp. when he is regarded as the successor to St. Peter: an apostolic nuncio.

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Nuncio

Nuncio or apostolic nuncio. A representative (with status of ambassador) of the pope, appointed initially to the countries which were signatories to the Convention of Vienna in 1815. He is usually a titular archbishop.

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nuncio

nuncio in the Roman Catholic Church, a papal ambassador to a foreign court or government. Recorded from the early 16th century, the word comes from Italian, from Latin nuntius ‘messenger’.

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nuncio

nuncio XVI. — It. †nuncio, †nuntio (mod. nunzio) — L. nuntius messenger.

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