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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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The seventh Eucharistic miracle was witnessed by the Apostolic Pro-Nuncio to Korea, Archbishop Giovanni Buleitis, in the Marian chapel.
Flynn said Archbishop Agostino Cacciavillan, apostolic pro-nuncio to the United States, told him he would be coming to an archdiocese "that has been known for Archibishop Roach's collaborative ministry, which is beautiful in the church.
NCR's repeated calls last week to the apostolic pro-nuncio to the United States, based in Washington, D.C., to learn of Marino's status were not returned.