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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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With regard to the period spent in Rome, the nuncio is charged with the offense of possession of child pornography," the statement reads.
Archbishop Charles Brown who celebrated Mass in Corpus Christi Church, Moyross, Co Limerick, said: "Nothing would give me greater joy as Papal Nuncio to have that happen.
Homs Governor Talal Barazi said that Father Frans was a messenger of love and peace, pointing out that departure of Father Frans is a big loss "because he was a man of peace and love" For his part, Apostolic Nuncio pointed out that Father Frans came to Syria 50 years ago giving love and good, adding "he taught us how to love the homeland, the land and everybody.
Supposedly, when there is a need for a diocesan bishop in the province, the papal nuncio begins the hunt by looking at the candidates on that list.
A nuncio is an ecclesiastical diplomatic title that is equivalent to that of ambassador.
He has spent almost 30 years in the papal diplomatic service, acting as Apostolic Nuncio to Burundi and Guatemala.
On 20 July 2012 His Excellency the Most Reverend Archbishop Antonio Mennini, Apostolic Nuncio to Great Britain blessed a new Calvary Chapel in Brompton Oratory.
Parishioners from all over the Diocese of Middlesbrough welcomed His Excellency Archbishop Antonio Mennini, who is The Apostolic Nuncio.
Monsignor Peter Smith - who became a YouTube sensation after Susan Boyle was filmed fainting in his arms - is heading for the United Nations in New York after being appointed attache to the Papal Nuncio.
Nevertheless, Wolf's study already shows clear patterns in the choices that Eugenio Pacelli made as Nuncio in Munich and Berlin and as the Holy See's Cardinal Secretary of State.
The extraordinary move to recall the papal nuncio, Mon-signor Giuseppe Leanza, is meant to show "a certain note of surprise and regret regarding some excessive reactions" to the report, Vatican spokesman Ciro Benedettini said.
NEW YORK, July 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC mourns the passing of Archbishop Pietro Sambi, the Papal Nuncio to the USA and former Papal Nuncio to the State of Israel.