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apostolic delegate:

see legatelegate
[Lat. legare=to send], one sent as a representative of a state or of some high authority. In Roman history a legate was sent by the senate to the provinces as an envoy of the emperor. Sometime during the 12th cent.
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Peter Sartain, the apostolic delegate, about the April 18 Vatican order that the women's group revise its statutes and programs.
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Apparently concerned that Vatican II's return to collegiality weakened the exaggerated papal centrality of Vatican I, Weigel views Dearden and Hallinan as the architects, with Bernardin the subcontractor, of a structure ratified by the apostolic delegate, Belgian Archbishop Jean Jadot, of a collaterally descending network of lodge brother bishops to water down traditional Catholicism with draughts of left-wing liberalism.
Foy, through the Apostolic Delegate and Archbishop Pocock of Toronto, expressing his personal thanks and that of the Holy Father for a critique severely criticizing the Winnipeg Statement.
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"For your information, I am enclosing a letter from the Apostolic Delegate to the President of this Episcopal Conference, dated October 21, 1968, indicating that His Holiness Pope Paul VI had with satisfaction taken cognizance of the 1967 statement on Humanae vitae by the bishops of Canada."
Repeatedly, Benedict stressed his 'great esteem' for Muslims and, in particular, his respect for Turks, often invoking the memory of Pope John XXIII, who served as apostolic delegate in Turkey from 1933 to 1945 and is remembered fondly here."
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Zacchi, like, later, Archbishop Jean Jadot, apostolic delegate in the United States, was denied the red hat when promoted to a cardinalate position.