nuncio

noun
nun·​cio | \ ˈnən(t)-sē-ˌō How to pronounce nuncio (audio) , ˈnu̇n(t)- How to pronounce nuncio (audio) \
plural nuncios

Definition of nuncio

: a papal legate of the highest rank permanently accredited to a civil government

Examples of nuncio in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The nuncio asked him to describe those elements in a letter. Paul Elie, The New Yorker, "What the New Vatican Report Shows About the Church’s Failures in Addressing Sexual Abuse," 20 Nov. 2020 The Vatican nuncio to Mexico, Archbishop Franco Coppola, posted the unsigned guidance on his Facebook page Sunday. Nicole Winfield, chicagotribune.com, "Pope Francis' comments on gay civil unions were taken out of context in documentary, Vatican says," 2 Nov. 2020 The Vatican nuncio to Mexico, Archbishop Franco Coppola, posted the unsigned guidance on his Facebook page Sunday. Fox News, "Vatican breaks silence on Pope Francis' gay civil union remarks," 2 Nov. 2020 The Vatican nuncio to Mexico, Archbishop Franco Coppola, posted the unsigned guidance on his Facebook page Sunday. The Salt Lake Tribune, "Vatican breaks silence, explains Pope Francis’ civil union comments," 2 Nov. 2020 The Vatican nuncio to Mexico, Archbishop Franco Coppola, posted the unsigned guidance on his Facebook page Sunday. NBC News, "Vatican breaks silence, explains Pope Francis' civil union comments," 2 Nov. 2020 The nuncio also accused the left-wing billionaire George Soros of funding the Jesuits, a Catholic order of priests. Nicholas Rowan, Washington Examiner, "'Fake Catholic': Trump ambassador to Catholics blasts Biden for positions on abortion and gay marriage," 17 Sep. 2020 DeGeorge wrote to Christophe Pierre, whose title as ambassador is nuncio. Michelle Boorstein, Washington Post, "W.Va. scandal muddies legacy of Vatican’s longtime fixer from Baltimore," 2 Sep. 2019 Marino had previously been papal nuncio to Bangladesh. Greg Garrison | Ggarrison@al.com, al, "Archbishop, guest on Finebaum show, gets new job in Rome," 11 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of nuncio

1512, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for nuncio

Italian, from Latin nuntius messenger, message

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“Nuncio.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nuncio. Accessed 16 May. 2021.

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nuncio

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English Language Learners Definition of nuncio

: a person who is the Pope's representative in a foreign country

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