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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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Owo Diocese, alongside two other dioceses - Akoko and Akure - was inaugurated around the same time in 1983.
A civil suit filed by the diocese against Njegovan in 2014 alleged that he used the card, among other things, for cash advances of $90,000, $47,000 for meals and bar bills, $13,000 for hotels, $6,800 for three trips to Las Vegas and $31,000 for a range of purchases, including a Netflix subscription and massages.
Episcopal diocese of Aweil, in Northern Bahr el Ghazal, led by Bishop Abraham Yel Nhial, gives training for southern Sudan referendum to 45 pastors drawn from various part of the diocese including Abyei.
The latter especially praises the bishop for delivering the diocese from "liturgical wildness," reports the Virginian-Pilot.
The Cornwall diocese has co-operated fully with the inquiry and has turned over to it all relevant materials on its employees.
It's estimated that Katrina destroyed at least 20% of Gulf Coast Catholic churches, according to the Catholic Diocese of Jackson, Miss.
But Bruno, a 57-year-old former police officer, says that's against church law, and his diocese has filed lawsuits against the rogue churches' staking claims to their physical assets, which he says belong to the Los Angeles diocese.
In a letter to Catholics in his diocese, Bishop Gerald Kicanas said filing for Chapter 11 reorganization represents "the best opportunity for healing and for the just and fair compensation of those who suffered sexual abuse by workers for the church in our diocese."
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown is facing 13 lawsuits from individuals mostly on allegations of sexual abuse by priests.
The particular monastery to which a Muscovite monk belonged had a socializing impact of paramount importance: it inculcated its special theological views, its liturgical and ascetic practices in its monks, who, if appointed bishops, spread their monastery's "school" to their diocese. [7] The most fundamental difference between ascetic and learned monks, however, was that the latter merely received a monk's tonsure, but almost never led a monastic life; they served pedagogical functions, primarily in ecclesiastical seminar ies and academies.