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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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The Apostolic Nuncio also took along a letter on behalf of the Pope.
Bonazzi, 55, until now has been apostolic nuncio in Haiti, said Father Ciro Benedettini, deputy director of the Vatican press office.
In a centuries-old ceremony at noon today in the cathedral Archbishop Pietro Sambi, Apostolic Nuncio to the United States, read the Papal letter announcing Bishop Cordileone's appointment and then seated him in the formal chair (cathedra) as the Bishop of Oakland.
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The capital of Malabo now has three new bishops named by the Holy Father, following a reading of the letter dated 1st April, signed by the Apostolic Nuncio of His Holiness Pope Francis in Cameroon and Equatorial Guinea, Monsignor Piero Pioppo, for the appointment of new bishops for Ebebiyn, Mongomo, and Evinayong.
A spokesman for the Catholic Communications Office added: "The Apostolic Nuncio to Ireland, His Excellency Archbishop Charles Brown, wrote, 'Kindly be assured the invitation will be given careful consideration'.
Their complaints fill hundreds of pages of documents they submitted to NCR and to Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, then apostolic nuncio to the United States.
The services were attended by representatives of Christian denominations in Damascus and Apostolic Nuncio in Damascus, Monsignor Mario Zenari, in addition to Muslim religious figures.