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COADJUTOR, eccl. law. A fellow helper or assistant; particularly applied to the assistant of a bishop.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Poor Simonds, the best twenty years of his life were wasted as coadjutor with no agreed role.
In 2005 he was installed by Pope John Paul II as Archbishop of San Antonio, In March 2011, Pope Benedict XVI appointed Gomez as Coadjutor Archbishop of Los Angeles, making him the highest ranking Latino in the U.S.
Archbishop Coadjutor Elect of Khartoum, Michael Didi Adgum Mungoria (Photo AMECEA)
Jose Maria Eguaras Iriarte, sacerdote que se vinculo a Herrera en sus tiempos de coadjutor en Santander y que le acompano hasta sus momentos finales.
On his first official visit to Ireland since becoming the coadjutor patriarch of Jerusalem, Archbishop Fouad Twal expressed his gratitude to Irish aid agencies such as Trocaire.
In it he said he would be writing to the Pope asking for a coadjutor bishop to work with him until he retired.
The comment, conveyed through the official Xinhua News Agency, came in reaction to the Vatican's statement on Saturday deploring the way Wang Renlei was ordained a bishop coadjutor last Thursday by the Xuzhou diocese in eastern China's Jiangsu Province.
As "coadjutor," he's next in line in succession to John J.
Monsignor Diarmuid Martin, a former Vatican official who has been serving as coadjutor archbishop in Dublin, takes over from Connell.
Wenski, presently serving, by appointment of Pope John Paul II, as coadjutor bishop of the Diocese of Orlando.