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NUNCIO. The name given to the Pope's ambassador. Nuncios are ordinary or extraordinary; the former are sent upon usual missions, the latter upon special occasions.

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14) In Canada, an Apostolic Delegation was created including the jurisdiction of Newfoundland in 1899, then in 1949 becoming an Apostolic Delegation solely to Canada after Newfoundland joined Confederation, only to be elevated to full diplomatic status between Ottawa and the Vatican in 1969.
A[cedilla]The only channel between the State of Palestine and the Holy See is through the Apostolic Delegation located in occupied East Jerusalem and our embassy to the Holy See.
It covered the territory entrusted to the Apostolic Delegation of India, which then included India, Ceylon and Malacca (modern Malaysia).