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PREFECT, French law. A chief officer invested with the superintendence of the administration of the laws in each department. Merl. Repert. h.t.

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Betram as the prefect apostolic of Rajputana Mission.
It draws on new research on the 1798 Rebellion in Ireland and Father James Dixon's role (or lack of it), as well as his career as the first Prefect Apostolic of New Holland.
It was his privilege to be one of the first three Priests who celebrated Mass on Australian soil and to rank as first Prefect Apostolic appointed by the Holy See to the new Colony.