apostolic delegate


Definition of apostolic delegate

: an ecclesiastical representative of the Holy See to the Catholic hierarchy of another country

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Recent Examples on the Web Marino has been serving as apostolic nuncio to Malaysia and East Timor, and apostolic delegate to Brunei. Greg Garrison | Ggarrison@al.com, al, "Archbishop, guest on Finebaum show, gets new job in Rome," 11 Oct. 2019

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1801, in the meaning defined above

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“Apostolic delegate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/apostolic%20delegate. Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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