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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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Editor:google Libertatis nuntius for the full text from the Vatican.
Libertatis Nuntius took a very critical view of liberation theology, due no doubt to Ratzinger's confrontational approach toward progressive Latin American Catholicism.
1) Some wanted the schema to be titled simply Nuntius or Epistola pastoralis a concilio ad homines huius temporis or even Litterae synodales a concilio ad mundum or Declaratio ecclesiae ad dialogum instituendum cure mundo huius temporis or Declaratio ecclesiae ad mundum hodierum instead of being called a pastoral constitution.
The prospect of mergers and acquisitions has sparked the rally which is correcting their undervaluation," said broker Alexander Moraitakis at Nuntius Securities.
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