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Apostolic Nuncio records of the Archdiocese of Newark

 Collection
Identifier: ADN 0031
The Apostolic Nuncio records of the Archdiocese of Newark covers the material that came into contact with the Apostolic Nuncio, the Archdiocese of Newark, and Vatican City. The contents center around the correspondence between the Apostolic Nuncio and the Archdiocese of Newark including letters, holiday cards, photocopies of checks, newspaper clippings, and general business. Additionally, the collection includes the Rome and Vatican City Project Overview and paperwork concerning economic and social issues in relation to the Vatican.

Dates

  • 1950-2000 (bulk 1987-2000)
  • Majority of material found within 1987 - 2000

Conditions Governing Access

Temporarily closed to research.

Conditions Governing Use

All materials available in this collection (unless otherwise noted) are the property of the Monsignor William Noé Field Archives & Special Collections Center and Seton Hall University, which reserves the right to limit access to or reproduction of these materials. Reproduction of materials or content is subject to United States copyright restrictions and may be subject to federal or state privacy regulations. Permission to publish exact reproductions must be obtained from the Director of the Archives and Special Collections Center.

Extent

3.86 Linear Feet

Overview

The Apostolic Nuncio is the Vatican's ambassador to the United States and as the permanent diplomatic representative of the Holy See has both political and ecclesiastical powers. The Apostolic Nuncio records contain correspondence and general business that the Archdiocese of Newark conducted with the Vatican through the Apostolic Nuncio. The records span the years from 1950 to 2000 that the Archdiocese of Newark was in contact with the Apostolic Nuncio and document the tasks that were completed during those years. These records were assembled by the Archdiocese of Newark.

Biographical / Historical

The Apostolic Nunciature is the top level diplomatic mission of the Holy See, equivalent to an embassy. The head of this mission is called the Apostolic Nuncio. This is an ecclasiastical diplomatic title and it is also known as the Papal Nuncio. This position is the Vatican's ambassador to the United States and the permanent diplomatic representative of the Holy See; the position has both political and ecclesiastical powers. The Nuncio serves as the liason between the Holy See and the Roman Catholic diocesan episcopate in the nation or region to which he is assigned.

Prior to 1984, the United States and the Holy See did not have official diplomatic ties, and the position was referred to as the Apostolic Delegate. When the United States and the Vatican opened offical diplomatic relations, Pro-Nuncio was a term used until 1991 for the papal diplomatic representative of full ambassadorial rank. Since the early 1990s, the representative has held the title of Nuncio.

Source: Wikipedia, "Nuncio," and Wikipedia, "Apostolic Nunciature to the United States," Accessed March 27, 2013.
The Apostolic Nunciature is the top level diplomatic mission of the Holy See, equivalent to an embassy.The head of this mission is called the Apostolic Nuncio. This is an ecclasiastical diplomatic title and it is also known as the Papal Nuncio. This position is the Vatican's ambassador to the United States and the permanent diplomatic representative of the Holy See; the position has both political and ecclesiastical powers. The Nuncio serves as the liason between the Holy See and the Roman Catholic diocesan episcopate in the nation or region to which he is assigned.

Prior to 1984, the United States and the Holy See did not have official diplomatic ties, and the position was referred to as the Apostolic Delegate. When the United States and the Vatican opened offical diplomatic relations, Pro-Nuncio was a term used until 1991 for the papal diplomatic representative of full ambassadorial rank. Since the early 1990s, the representative has held the title of Nuncio.

Source: Wikipedia, "Nuncio," and Wikipedia, "Apostolic Nunciature to the United States," Accessed March 27, 2013.

Apostolic Nunciature to the United States since 1950

  1. Amleto Giovanni Cicognani, 17 March 1933 – 14 November 1959
  2. Egidio Vagnozzi, 16 December 1958 – 13 January 1968
  3. Luigi Raimondi, 30 June 1967 – 21 March 1973
  4. Jean Jadot, 23 May 1973 – 27 June 1980
  5. Pio Laghi, 10 December 1980 – 9 January 1984 (as Apostolic Delegate)
  6. Pio Laghi, 26 March 1984 – 6 April 1990 (as Apostolic Pro-Nuncio)
  7. Agostino Cacciavillan, 13 June 1990 – 5 November 1998
  8. Gabriel Montalvo Higuera, 7 December 1998 – 17 December 2005
  9. Pietro Sambi, 17 December 2005 – 27 July 2011
  10. Carlo Maria Viganò 19 October 2011 - present

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Materials were transferred to the Archives and Special Collections Center from the Archdiocese of Newark. Terms of accession unknown.

Processing Information

Collection is currently partially processed. Basic finding aid created as part of Overhaul Project survey by Jacqui Bowen and Tracy M. Jackson, 2013.
Title
Apostolic Nuncio records of the Archdiocese of Newark, 1950-2000 (bulk 1987-2000)
Author
Jacqui Bowen and Tracy M. Jackson
Date
2013
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the The Monsignor Field Archives & Special Collection Center Repository

Contact:
Archives, Walsh Library
400 South Orange Ave
South Orange NJ 07079 US
973-761-9476