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BISHOP. An ecclesiastical officer, who is the chief of the clergy of his diocese, and is the archbishop's assistant. Happily for this country, these officers are not recognized by law. They derive all their authority from the churches over which they preside. Bishop's COURT, Eng. law. An ecclesiastical court held in the cathedral of each diocese, the judge of which is the bishop's chancellor.

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You can imagine how that story changed my life," Bishop Bird tells me in his office at Cathedral Place in downtown Hamilton, one of the poorest urban neighbourhoods in Canada.
Prior to giving his approval for same-sex blessings to be offered, Bishop Bird said he had commissioned the writing of theological papers to help the diocese "reflect further.
Bishop Bird visited Lambeth Palace during a two-week visit to the United Kingdom, which included his attendance at the Canterbury New Bishop's Program at Canterbury Cathedral.