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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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Attorney Jeanine Stevens, who represents the two initial accusers, said she would help coordinate interviews with archdiocese officials as part of their investigation.
According to him, the money generated by the archdiocese out of the collection from the arancel is used to help run and maintain the operation of the churches and to help the faithful who are in need.
"The Archdiocese of Washington takes seriously its responsibility to protect the children entrusted to its care.
The affected archdioceses and dioceses in Central and Northern Luzon had appealed for additional support to help augment their existing programs for families in calamity stricken areas.
The bankruptcy case proceeded slowly as lawyers argued over how much the archdiocese should have to pay.
Archdiocese of Newark, alleges that the archdiocese has turned its burial grounds into a cash cow--a potential violation of state laws regarding the use of cemetery revenue.
Principal Mike Kennedy said: "As well as being very proud of our Catholic roots, we value our close links with the international family of Edmund Rice Schools and our good relationship with the Archdiocese, and we want both of these to continue as before.
Hamilton, who also represents two others who claim to have been abused by Gallagher, said the archdiocese's failure to act means Gallagher will never face criminal charges.
In a message to the archdiocese, he said he was "so sorry" for everyone caught up in the recent turmoil in the Church in Scotland.
The suspects confessed to looting the archdiocese in addition to burglaries in several homes and stores in the Beirut and Mount Lebanon districts, according to the ISF.
"The Archdiocese of Birmingham sincerely regrets James Robinson's serious betrayal of the trust placed in him.
Archbishop Smith said: "After eight very happy years in the Archdiocese of Cardiff, I am very sad to be leaving Wales.