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ARCHBISHOP, eccl. law. The chief of the clergy of a whole province. He has the, inspection of the bishops of that province, as well as of the inferior clergy, and may deprive them on notorious cause. The archbishop has also his own diocese, in which he exercises, episcopal jurisdiction, as in his province he exercises archiepiscopal authority. 1 Bl. Com. 380; L. Raym. 541; Code, 1, 2.

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After a procession, Bishop Thomas Williams, Archdiocese Apostolic Administrator, will greet Archbishop McMahon at the Cathedral's main door as a fanfare is sounded.
16 letter to the Canadian primate (national archbishop), Archbishop Fred Hiltz, Archbishop Williams acknowledged that Canadian church leaders have appealed "to (me) about interventions and irregular ordinations.
He cannot be considered a faithful parishioner, as Archbishop Gervais had said last March.
In February 1934 the Archbishop of Montreal, Georges Gauthier, issued a pastoral letter condemning the CCF on the grounds mentioned in the Levesque Report; i.
The Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams sent John Saxbee, bishop of Lincoln, to represent him in the installation.
He was the eighth Bishop of London and the eighth Archbishop of Toronto.
Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams has informed the bishops of those dioceses opposed to the election of a gay bishop in New Hampshire that the issue would be discussed during the primates' meeting scheduled Feb.
Archbishop Ndungane also said he will introduce his successor to his fellow bishops at the 2008 Lambeth Conference in England, the once-per-decade gathering of Anglican bishops from around the world.
Archbishop Venables noted that he intends to "provide pastoral care and support" for members of Essentials "until such time as they can be commended to a provincial structure that is fully committed to the agreed theological values and position of the Anglican Communion.
We still face the possibility of division, of course we do," Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams told BBC in an interview.
And that is wonderful news," said Archbishop Andrew Hutchison, primate of the Canadian church and chair of the meeting.
The naming of Somerville House is the latest in a series of events honouring the retired archbishop, who served as executive director of program for the Anglican Church of-Canada, bishop of New Westminster, the primate's representative to the Anglican Centre in Rome, and metropolitan (senior bishop) of British Columbia and Yukon.