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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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How has the Diocese of Owo fared in the past 35 years?
Although Bishop Jackson Matovu of the diocese of Central Buganda did not attend the meeting, owing to tensions between the church in Uganda and other parts of the Communion, Hiltz said that other clergy within that diocese attended "enthusiastically, really looking forward to the opportunity to be together and to talk across relationships." Differences over contentious issues such as human sexuality weren't part of the discussion "or even the subtext," he said in an interview.
In most instances, this work is not covered by insurance carried for Catholic dioceses."
Boston and several other dioceses have already proceeded to selling church property, while the dioceses of Portland, Tucson, and Spokane have declared outright bankruptcy.
At the same time, the number of dioceses increased and mobility became an overriding structural feature of a bishops' career path.
The new diocese in northern Ontario will be known as Mishamikweesh--a tribute to the old settlement of Big Beaver House a few miles from the Kingfisher Lake First Nation community, where the first native archdeacon of Keewatin, the late Dr.
In Great Britain, the editor of the Catholic monthly Christian Order writes that the bishops of England, Scotland, and Wales do not study the successful dioceses, and that, "by suppressing orthodoxy in general and discriminating against orthodox vocations to the priesthood, the Modernists create a shortage of priests; they then present the shortage as a fair accompli requiring the introduction of strategies to laicize the clergy and democratize the Church." (1)
Among the responsibilities of her new office are to assist individual dioceses in the creation and execution of "safe environment" programs and to produce an annual report of the charter's progress.