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the Bishop of New York
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In 2015, Francis appointed Barros as bishop of the town of Osorno, prompting to an outcry from that region’s Catholics.
He has been affiliated with churches in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Lincoln Heights, Ohio, and Baltimore, Maryland, before being elected the bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina.
Foley's casket was laid to rest next to a memorial plaque for his predecessor, Bishop Raymond Boland, who served as bishop of Birmingham from 1988-93.
Their local church, also called the district, is led by a bishop and two ministers, who are selected by lottery and serve for life while keeping their day jobs.
The board, which includes cardinals and bishops, unanimously approved a plan to cut spending in certain areas and raise it in others.
Rallies are also planned for Wednesday in 16 cities across the Greek region of Macedonia, with the support of local mayors and bishops, and seven more in other parts of the country.
For the first time in Denver history, newspapers said then, a layperson’s dead body lay in state in a Catholic church, an honor then reserved for priests and bishops and others of high holy order.
Oklahoma’s Catholic bishops and the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma support the law.
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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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: an official in some Christian religions who is ranked higher than a priest and who is usually in charge of church matters in a specific geographical area
: a piece in the game of chess that moves across the board at an angle
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