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

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As the acknowledged successor of Archbishop Polding, Vaughan was placed in a sometimes difficult relationship with the elderly patriarch, a relationship which we seldom have an opportunity to observe in the post-Vatican Council church of the early twenty-first century, for relatively few coadjutor bishops are appointed these days.
Asbil will be consecrated as coadjutor bishop September 29, and will automatically become diocesan bishop Jan.
A new Coadjutor Bishop for the Macau Diocese was appointed by the Holy See in 2003.
For the last 18 months he has been the Coadjutor Bishop of the Diocese - which covers West Yorkshire - but has now taken over from Bishop David Konstant, who is ill.
His deputy, Coadjutor Bishop Joseph Zen, an outspoken voice on human rights issues, will assume leadership of the 347,000-strong Catholic community.
He was appointed Coadjutor Bishop of Menevia in October 1980, and succeeded to the bishopric in February 1981.
In an interview shortly after his appointment, Arizmendi pledged to continue the work begun by his predecessors Ruiz and Coadjutor Bishop Raul Vera.
Canon Susan Bell was elected coadjutor bishop of the diocese of Niagara March 3.
Dela Cruz was appointed Coadjutor Bishop of San Jose de Antique on Jan.
The El Obeid diocese has a coadjutor bishop, a type of bishop appointed by the pope to automatically take over as head of a diocese when its current bishop resigns, dies or retires.
On June 24, 2007, Benedict XVI named Father Murray Chatlain, 44, as coadjutor bishop of the Diocese of Mackenzie-Forth Smith, N.W.T.
There are several possible decisions which could be announced today, including restoring the archbishop's full powers or appointing a coadjutor bishop to serve alongside him for the remainder of the term.