protonotary apostolic


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protonotary apostolic

also prothonotary apostolic
n. pl. protonotaries apostolic or prothonotaries apostolic Roman Catholic Church
1. A prelate who is a member of a college charged with the registry of important pontifical proceedings.
2. A prelate upon whom the pope has bestowed the honorary title of a member of this college.
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Meanwhile, in 1977, he was appointed protonotary apostolic, becoming provost of the cathedral chapter 10 years later.
The bull (with bulla) was signed by Pope John Paul II and countersigned by Monsignor Angelo Lanzoni, Protonotary Apostolic.
The use of luxurious Turkish carpets as table coverings is documented in contemporary paintings such as Lorenzo Lotto's Family Group and The Protonotary Apostolic Giovanni Giulino, both in the National Gallery in London, and his Portrait of a Married Couple in The State Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg.