What does apostolic delegate mean?

apostolic delegate meaning in General Dictionary

The diplomatic broker of the pope highest in quality superior to a nuncio

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  • (Roman Catholic Church) a representative associated with Holy See in a country with no formal diplomatic relations with-it

Sentence Examples with the word apostolic delegate

He was ordained priest on the 31st of December 1837, and a few weeks later was made apostolic delegate of the small papal territory of Benevento, where he had to deal with brigands and smugglers, who enjoyed the protection of some of the noble families of the district.

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