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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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Diocesan chaplain, the Ven Peter Townsend, received a cross for safe keeping from Bishop Nick.
The diocesan spokeswoman would only say that the diocese is cooperating with law enforcement.
Delisle, vice chancellor for operations and diocesan spokesman.
LifeSiteNews, on the other hand, reports that on contacting the diocesan spokesman Gilles Ferland, it turns out that neither the bishop nor the diocesan priest council offered objections to Fr.
The PCC then pressed its right for a diocesan court to argue its case.
According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, a national survey that Hoge did in 2001 of 1,800 active and retired priests--1,279 of whom responded--showed that 53% of diocesan priests and 60% of religious order priests agreed with the statement, "Celibacy should be a matter of personal choice for diocesan priests."
Burns conducts a prosopographical study of appointments to archdeaconries, which reveals a "combination of care and boldness" that "paid dividends, for archdeacons were the dogsbodies of the Diocesan Revival, transforming the schemes of bishops and Ecclesiastical Commission into concrete achievement" (74).
Fall River Diocesan Health Facilities Executive Director Reverend Edmund Fitzgerald said in a statement, "This network will enable us to understand, help shape, and compete for realistic arrangements in the Department of Medical Assistance's proposed Senior Care Organization initiative for Medicare-Medicaid dually eligible seniors."
Rabonza explained that policies and guidelines were crafted in line with the revival of the commission he was leading, which, in part, would review all plans for new constructions and major renovations in line with diocesan policies and building code.
Mothers' Union works in three yearly cycles but this one was more special for Bradford, Ripon & Leeds and Wakefield Dioceses as from January 2016 there will be one Diocesan Mothers' Union for the whole of the Diocese of West Yorkshire and the Dales.
We cannot talk about the Anglican Journal and the diocesan newspaper network without a big nod of appreciation to Bishop George Luxton from the diocese of Huron.
One morning in late December, many college-age men received phone calls or voice mail messages from Barres or two other diocesan priests asking them to consider a vocation to the priesthood.