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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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It's presided over by the pro-nuncio, Archbishop Agostino Cacciavillan, who came here from India and Nepal in 1990.
Mahony sent copies of his letter to the apostolic pro-nuncio, Archbishop Agostino Cacciavillan; Archbishop Anthony Pilla, president of the United States bishops conference; and Bishop David Foley of Birmingham, Ala., Mother Angelica's local bishop.
The seventh Eucharistic miracle was witnessed by the Apostolic Pro-Nuncio to Korea, Archbishop Giovanni Buleitis, in the Marian chapel.
Pfeifer remembered how Laghi, while serving as apostolic pro-nuncio to the United States ten years ago, came to the aid of his brother, Fr.
Although the diocesan commission of Kwangju has not yet spoken on the twelve Eucharistic miracles that have taken place in association with Julia Kim, two bishops, Archbishop Giovanni Buleitis, the papal pro-nuncio to Korea and I have authenticated our own experiences.
Following Cardinal Mahony's greeting, Cardinal William Baum, former archbishop of Washington and now a member of the Roman curia, who acted as John Paul II's personal representative together with Archbishop Agostino Cacciavillan, pro-nuncio to the United States, brought the Holy Father's personal blessings and gratitude.