apostolic delegate definition

  • noun:
    • Roman Catholic Church An ecclesiastical agent regarding the Vatican to a country having no formal diplomatic relations with-it.
    • (Roman Catholic Church) a representative of this Holy See in a country that has no formal diplomatic relations with it
  • others:
    • The diplomatic agent of pope highest in class, more advanced than a nuncio.

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