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RC Church a diplomatic representative of the Holy See, ranking above an internuncio and esp having ambassadorial status



a permanent diplomatic representative of the pope in states with which the papacy maintains official diplomatic relations.

The nuncio corresponds in diplomatic rank to an ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary. The institution of the permanent representation of a nuncio appeared in the first half of the 16th century. In most Catholic countries, nuncios represent the senior officials (doyens) of the diplomatic corps.

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First, the apostolic nuncio assured me that my correspondence had been transmitted to the Holy See.
Fraternally Yours, Luigi Bonazzi, Apostolic Nuncio.
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Let us follow our Lord in our lives," said Rev Petar Rajic, Titular Archbishop of Sarsenterum and Apostolic Nuncio to Kuwait, Yemen, Bahrain, Qatar and UAE, during the service.
The Apostolic Nuncio to Damascus, Monsignor Mario Zenari told Vatican Radio that the convent was stormed by jihadist rebels and the sisters living there, including the mother superior Pelagia Sayyaf, were taken away.
We all should work together to ensure greater fraternity and brotherhood in society leaving all ill- feelings," said Pennacchio, the Apostolic Nuncio ( diplomatic representative of the Pope) to India, on the last day of his two- day visit to the district.
Archbishop Petar Antun Rajic, Apostolic Nuncio for the Gulf countries, Bishop Paul Hinder, Apostolic Vicar for Southern Arabia, and Bishop Camillo Ballin were key guests at the event, organised by the Sacred Heart Church.
16, following words of welcome by Cardinal Norberto Rivera Carrera, archbishop of Mexico City, and Archbishop Christophe Pierre, the Vatican's apostolic nuncio in Mexico.
He was accompanied by Apostolic Nuncio Archbishop Charles Brown and Bishop of Achonry Brendan Kelly.
Bertone convened a meeting of top Vatican officials whose decision invalidated Muller's letter as a personal gesture, and not one that followed official protocol--it was transmitted by fax, not the Apostolic Nuncio.
Other officials who will attend the event include Archbishop Petar Rajic, Apostolic Nuncio to the Arabian Peninsula and Bishop Paul Hinder, Vicar Apostolic of Southern Arabia.
The invitation was extended by Apostolic Nuncio to Egypt Archbishop Jean-Paul Gobel.