a prelate officially representing the pope and accredited to a foreign government
Origin of nuncioItalian nuncio, nunzio ; from Classical Latin nuntius, messenger
A papal ambassador or representative.
Origin of nuncioItalian, from Latin n&umacron;ntius, messenger; see neu- in Indo-European roots.
- Ecclesiastic title of a permanent diplomatic representative of the Roman Catholic Church to a sovereign state or international organisation, accorded rank equivalent to an accredited ambassador, and may also be given additional privileges including recognition as Dean in a country's diplomatic corps.
Latin nÅ«ntius (“envoy").