Definition of nuncio
: a papal legate of the highest rank permanently accredited to a civil government
Recent Examples of nuncio from the Web
He was accused of sexual abuse of minors and possession of child pornography during his time as papal nuncio to the Dominican Republic.
Accused of paying shoeshine boys for sex while serving as papal nuncio, or ambassador, in the Dominican Republic, he was recalled by Francis in 2013 and defrocked the following year.
In a ceremony rich with symbolism that dates back centuries, Christophe Pierre, the apostolic nuncio to the United States, read aloud the official letter from Pope Francis appointing Bishop Barres.
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Origin and Etymology of nuncio
Italian, from Latin nuntius messenger, message
First Known Use: 1512See Words from the same year
NUNCIO Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of nuncio for English Language Learners
: a person who is the Pope's representative in a foreign country
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