Currently, there are 99 apostolic nuncios stationed around the world, some of whom are in charge of more than one country. According to data published last Sunday by the Italian newspaper Avvenire, just under half (48) are Italian, a lower percentage than in the past (in 1961, 48 nuncios out of a total of 58 were from Italy, that is, 83%; in 1978 there were 55 out of 75, or 73%).

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