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the Bishop of New York
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From the appointment of the first female bishop, to welcoming refugees and supporting food banks, the guidelines are just the latest in the church’s efforts to modernize and become inclusive.
Pope Francis, who is being watched closely by the faithful over his handling of bishops who shield pedophiles, is set to preside over Law’s funeral.
But his own record has been marked by questionable appointments, a reneged proposal to create a Vatican tribunal to prosecute negligent bishops like Law, and giving the issue less urgency than his predecessor, Benedict.
Twenty religious leaders, including four Catholic bishops, penned an open letter speaking against transgender people.
The Greek bishop, known as a patron of children, likely died in likely in A.D. 343 in Myra, a small town now called Demre in modern-day Turkey.
Church approval of an apparition typically comes by way of the local bishop, who launches an investigation that considers, among other things, evidence of a supernatural occurrence.
David Mahaffey is bishop, Diocese of Sitka and Alaska, Orthodox Church in America.
The legend of Santa Claus evolved from St. Nicholas, a fourth century bishop of Myra, now Demre, in southern Turkey.
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The Old English word bisceop, from which we get our English word bishop, comes from the Latin word episcopus. Like many other Latin words connected with religion and the church, this was borrowed from Greek, the language in which the New Testament was written. The Greek word episkopos, meaning “overseer,” was first used for officials in government, and later came to be used for church leaders. In the Bible, bishop and priest were used to identify the same thing. It was much later when a bishop became overseer of a large district, or diocese.
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