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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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David's Church, placed themselves under the authority of an Anglican diocese in Uganda.
Franciscan friars are suing the Los Angeles archdiocese, while the Diocese of San Bernardino sues the Boston archdiocese.
Colin Johnson, Archbishop of the diocese of Toronto, announced $250,000 was being sent from its ministry allocation fund to the diocese of New Westminster.
It has been observed that where a diocese is led by a bishop who is strong and public in his pastoral and moral leadership, where his orthodoxy is unambiguous, and where he invests resources into priestly ministry and vocations equal to or greater than lay alternatives, that diocese then tends to attract more young men into the seminary.
According to the grand jury of Suffolk County, the diocese used a team of priest-attorneys to "defeat and discourage lawsuits" claiming clergy sex abuse with "aggressive legal strategies.
Bruskewitz, who announced the order in the diocese newspaper in March, is the first U.
Our partnership with Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Ohio is expected to hold down healthcare costs for the diocese," said Joseph Smith, treasurer, Financial and Legal office, Diocese of Cleveland.
The University of Sacramento will not be run by the Diocese, but will be an independent institution of higher learning operated by the Legion of Christ.
The Journal chose two diocesan campaigns--the diocese of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island's Leap for Faith and the diocese of Niagara's Survive and Thrive--and.
The diocese started a mission council and sent one priest to Peru and another to the Churchill diocese in the north.
The Catholic Education Office provides services to all Catholic schools within the Diocese of Parramatta and is the administrative centre of Catholic systemic schools in the diocese.
The Episcopal Church's presiding bishop, Katharine Jefferts Schori, and a group of bishops announced in early December a proposal that would result in the appointment of a "primatial vicar" for those dioceses that feel they cannot accept her leadership.