a diplomatic representative of the pope at a foreign court or capital: equal in status to an ambassador.
- Compare apostolic delegate.
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How to use nuncio in a sentence
“And I was horrified and I fired that nuncio,” Francis said, according to the Times article.Fmr. Vatican ambassador: Ukraine’s Zelensky promotes LGBTQ ideology | Brody Levesque | March 11, 2022 | Washington Blade
Last August, Vigano was suddenly appointed papal nuncio, or ambassador, to the United States.Who’s Behind the Leaked Letters Roiling the Vatican? | Barbie Latza Nadeau | February 26, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
The Pope wished to make Wolfe a bishop, and to invest him with all the pomp proper to a nuncio.Ireland Under the Tudors, Vol. II (of 3) | Richard Bagwell
Three times he made excuse; and at length the nuncio went on foot to seek in Froben's press the scholar who would not come to him.The Age of Erasmus | P. S. Allen
The nuncio, Salviati, informs us that young Guise urged his mother herself to kill Coligny.History of the Rise of the Huguenots | Henry Baird
The papal nuncio and the Venetian envoy were mediators as well as members of the congress.
The moment Luther arrived the nuncio approached him with great demonstrations of friendship.History of the Reformation in the Sixteenth Century, Vol 2 | J. H. Merle D'Aubign
British Dictionary definitions for nuncio
RC Church a diplomatic representative of the Holy See, ranking above an internuncio and esp having ambassadorial status
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