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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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He agreed the park was in a 'terrible state', but put this down to the stand taken by the Bishopric.
The 2014 ordinations also included the establishment of new Bishoprics in Cairo in the districts of Moqattam, Maadi, Ain Shams, and others.
begun bishopric Government Throughout the dispute, Gerald had shown remarkable courage and tenacity, but, by the end of 1203, he had struggled enough.
This suggests that there was a stone church in Aberdeen already, thus the new bishop, Nechtan, who had come at the monarch's request from the old bishopric of Mortlach (modern-day Dufftown) in Banffshire, concentrated on planning a cathedral for Old Aberdeen instead.
Kalinik himself decided to withdraw after a meeting with the priests in Varna, but firmly denied reports he had ordered an immediate audit of the Bishopric, saying he only asked for an inventory.
Apart from all this confusion giving the term bishopric a whole new meaning, will this dispensation allow gay bishops to conduct gay marriages, in defiance of Cameron's forthcoming law that specifically forbids Church of England solemnisation of such weddings?
The debate over gay bishops was ignited in 2003 by the case of Jeffrey John, a gay clergyman who was nominated for the bishopric of Reading but subsequently withdrew amid an outcry which split the Anglican church.
Until last weekend, he served as the second counselor in the presiding bishopric of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
The Chronicle also serves as the founding narrative of the new bishopric of Riga, seeking to establish its legitimacy and identity.
Later he was given the bishopric of Cloyne as a reward for good service - which made us roar because he displayed no flair with the press and ended up the butt of many a leg-pull.
The campaign considers Durham, a small, historic city with its unique history as a Prince Bishopric and seat of learning, should be developed with sensitivity so that future generations can enjoy it as a place of culture and learning.
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.