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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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They campaign with the papal nuncio to get on the list of three names sent to Rome, usually with the help of affluent donors who have direct access to the nuncio.
One of the first documents that was found was a letter dated April 4, 1933, from Cardinal Pacelli, who was named the Vatican Secretary of State in December 1929, to Monsignor Cesare Orsenigo, the papal nuncio in Germany.
Separately, the papal nuncio in the Kesrouan town of Harissa received well-wishers Sunday following the election of the pope from an array of political, religious and social figures including MP Nabil de Freij, MP Fouad Sd and delegations from the Sisters of the Sacred Hearts and the Sisters of the Cross Foundation.
A separate rally was held outside the Dublin home of papal nuncio Archbishop Charles Brown and organized by the lay group 'We are Church Ireland'.
He will be representing the Papal Nuncio, Archbishop Faustino Sainz Munoz.
But a suggestion in a Sunday paper claimed senior Roman Catholic bishops had written to the Papal nuncio, Archbishop Faustino Sainz Munoz, who is based in London as the Vatican's ambassador, to make clear their unease at his selection.
But an anonymous correspondent has complained to the Papal Nuncio - the Pope's official representative in Britain - about an incident that took place nearly 30 years ago, when Mgr Reardon was a parish priest at Hirwaun.
Tutu, Gospel Music, Muslim Call to Prayer 2:45 pm Greeting by Papal Nuncio - Vatican Ambassador 3:15 pm Islamic Center - Evangelical Speakers and Arun Gandhi 4:30 pm Gandhi Memorial - Speakers, Int'l Youth Choir, Bhajan Musicians
The three have been tipped to be put forward by Archbishop Faustino Munoz, the Papal Nuncio, with Archbishop Nichols widely rumoured to be favourite.
The school, formerly known as St Edmund Campion, started its new life with a blessing from the Papal Nuncio, his Excellency Faustino Sainz Munoz and the Bishop of Hexham and Newcastle Kevin Dunn.
The papal nuncio to the United States has forbidden Detroit's retired Auxilliary Bishop Thomas Gumbleton from speaking in other dioceses without the local bishop's permission, according to the Tucson Citizen.
During that meeting with the Cardinal, there were real showings of esteem for Pope Benedict," Papal Nuncio Monsignor Luigi Bonazzi told Reuters.