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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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It's presided over by the pro-nuncio, Archbishop Agostino Cacciavillan, who came here from India and Nepal in 1990.
Mahony sent copies of his letter to the apostolic pro-nuncio, Archbishop Agostino Cacciavillan; Archbishop Anthony Pilla, president of the United States bishops conference; and Bishop David Foley of Birmingham, Ala.
The seventh Eucharistic miracle was witnessed by the Apostolic Pro-Nuncio to Korea, Archbishop Giovanni Buleitis, in the Marian chapel.
Pfeifer remembered how Laghi, while serving as apostolic pro-nuncio to the United States ten years ago, came to the aid of his brother, Fr.
Although the diocesan commission of Kwangju has not yet spoken on the twelve Eucharistic miracles that have taken place in association with Julia Kim, two bishops, Archbishop Giovanni Buleitis, the papal pro-nuncio to Korea and I have authenticated our own experiences.