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PRELATE. The name of an ecclesiastical officer. There are two orders of prelates; the first is composed of bishops, and the second, of abbots, generals of orders, deans, &c.

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Ledesma said the late prelate instructed all parishes of the Archdiocese to bring people to the streets to pressure then-President Fidel Ramos to back down on the casino operation of the Philippine Amusements and Gaming Corp.
The prelate lauded the move of President Duterte and expressed hope that he will remain steadfast in his decision to eradicate gambling in the country.
Although the prelate did not specifically name the attackers of the Church, he referred to those who called God stupid, those who discourage people from going to mass, and those who urge people to steal and kill.
Briefing newsmen at the church auditorium, the prelate Dr.
Two ships Asma and Horizon were sailed out to sea on Wednesday morning while three more ships Ocean Prelate, TRF Bergen and Maersk Chicago are expected to sail on the same day.
A total of eleven ships namely, MS Tiger, Nicoline Maersk, CMA CGM Narmada, Daytona Beach, Asma, Ocean Prelate, Endeavour Strait, High Gate, Ruby Star, While Purl and Horizon are currently occupying PQA berths to load/offload Containers, Rice Bitumen, Soya Bean Seeds, Coal, LPG and Palm oil respectively.
The Asgiriya Prelate recalled that two leading Sri Lankan intellectuals, Prof.
Rorate Caeli calls Cardinal Sarah "one of the strongest conservative voices at the Extraordinary Synod of Bishops this year (2014)." The Guinean prelate was critical of the November Synod on the Family, saying that the Church was being pressured by media groups to change certain pastoral teachings, particularly regarding same-sex unions.
In his Christmas message, the Prelate warns that 'Cyprus' Hellenism is being smothered and soon no power will be able to raise and rescue it."
Summary: Rabat - Mgr Jean Abboud, a Belgian Catholic church prelate, called for setting up an international commission of inquiry and a special court to investigate human rights violations perpetrated on the Algerian territory.
Summary: DIMAN: Maronite Patriarch Nasrallah Butros Sfeir called on Lebanese expatriates Wednesday to visit their "first nation Lebanon, the nation of fathers and ancestors," as he urged for "a permanent connection between native Lebanese and expatriates."The prelate made his comments while receiving a Brazilian delegation of Lebanese origins at his
The prelate was candid in saying throughout the ordeal, the Catholic faithful can only do as much as pray for Mendoza's and the other victims' safety.