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DIOCESE, eccl. law. The district over which a bishop exercises his spiritual functions. 1 B1. Com. 111.

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In the case of the Constantia bishopric, he said, sometimes if the family insisted, the church where the funeral took place would give a small amount to the charity chosen by the family.
In June 2014, Bishop Angelos became responsible for 13 churches in the Bishopric of Northern Shubra and Bishop Makary responsible for 12 churches of the Bishopric of Southern Shubra.
After the Christian population of the bishoprics of Skopje and Ohrid voted in 1874 overwhelmingly in favor of joining the Exarchate (Skopje by 91%, Ohrid by 97%), the Bulgarian Exarchate became in control of the whole of Vardar and Pirin Macedonia.
The main reason was that there was no Maronite Archdiocese in Syria until the beginning of the 1960s when Patriarch Boulos Boutros el-Meouchi headed the Church in Lebanon and when the first Maronite bishopric was established in Aleppo in Syria.
This paradigm was rooted in the practicalities of secular and ecclesiastical self-government, episcopal leadership, and "a fundamental episcopal identity"; it was given form first in the Colonial Bishoprics Fund set up in 1840-41 and then immediately in the colonial episcopate of Bishop Selwyn in New Zealand.
The reader, therefore, might benefit from a more thorough discussion of how Orvieto compares to these other cities and how the study fits into the historiography of Italian bishoprics.
That, at least, is the theory, but, as we saw with the Commission's 1998 preference for the bishopric of Liverpool, their deliberations count for nothing if the Prime Minister does not like their choice.
In an interview, he said his criteria for filling two vacant bishoprics in the United States - in Atlanta and Detroit - will be to select people who can keep ``a certain unity of ministries.
He seeks to ground his understanding of bishops as representatives of cultures, rather than overseers of territories, by reference to Ignatius of Antioch, the tribal bishoprics of Anglo-Saxon England, and the establishment of Uniate bishoprics in communion with Rome whose jurisdiction overlaps with that of Latin bishoprics.
1136-1140, and intermittently thereafter); directed the clearing of forests and the draining of swamps, and promoted the creation of colonies and monasteries in the newly conquered lands; revived the bishoprics of Havelberg and Brandenburg; later supported the policies of Frederick I Barbarossa in Italy and against Albert's great rival, Henry the Lion of Saxony; may have been made archchamberlain; died on November 13, 1170.
Eight European Bishoprics organized the pilgrimage to Mariazell: Austria, Bosnia-Herzegowina, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia.
Some of the groups of people within the first category are soldiers, children who are being cared for by the social welfare services, people who are being held at the Menoyia detention centre, prisoners, people in the Ayios Charalambos shelter in Larnaca, and priests and metropolis employees for the Larnaca and Kiti bishoprics.