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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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Un nuncio tiene una caracteristica diferente a todos los diplomaticos.
The nuncio narrows the candidates down to a final list of three names which is sent to the Congregation for Bishops in Rome.
En dichas modificaciones el nuncio jugo un papel destacado.
The Apostolic Nuncio also took along a letter on behalf of the Pope.
Nuncio is the equivalent of ambassadors of other countries.
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The recalling of the nuncio," Benedettini said, is "a measure rarely used by the Holy See" and "denotes the seriousness of the situation, and the desire of the Holy See to deal with it with objectivity and determination.
The recall of the Nuncio, being a measure verily adopted by the Holy See, denotes the seriousness of the situation and the Holy See's desire to face it objectively and determinately," he said.
The Papal Nuncio was told to take a message to the Holy See that the Irish Government believes its conduct in clerical child abuse inquiries has been disgraceful and unacceptable.
President Dalia Grybauskaite on July 24 received the Apostolic Nuncio to Lithuania, Archbishop Luigi Bonazzi, reports news service ELTA.