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Why would an Archbishop give such long notice of retirement?

Archbishops in the Church of England, as a rule, must retire on or before their seventieth birthdays. However, in special circumstances, the Queen can grant an extension of up to one year. ...
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Why have a photo of the bishop in the sacristy?

Because from the earliest times, bishops have been seen as the fulcrum of the local Christian community: the priests being their fellow workers; and the deacons their servants. Apostolic succession ...
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Why does a priest say "The Lord Be With You” and a bishop say "Peace Be With You" as a liturgical greeting?

In the context of liturgy (in the beginning of Mass), only the bishop is allowed to say “Peace be with you” in the beginning of Mass. As to why it is so, we can speculate that it’s likely because the ...
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According to Protestants, isn't the bishop of Rome still a bishop nonetheless?

As a lifelong Protestant, by baptism into the Church of Scotland at the age of five, sixty three years ago, by baptism into that which is called Protestant and Evangelical at the age of sixteen and by ...
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May the Pope waive the requirements of Canon Law in the appointment of bishops?

Short answer: The Pope can. Can. 331 CIC: The bishop of the Roman Church, in whom continues the office given by the Lord uniquely to Peter, the first of the Apostles, and to be transmitted to his ...
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How were Bishops Appointed in England Prior to the Anglican Schism

No historian doubts that the Protestant Cranmer was the king's choice. He had been one of Henry's advisors in the campaign to get the marriage legally annulled. He was actually notified of his ...
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How were Bishops Appointed in England Prior to the Anglican Schism

Over many centuries there were disputes over exactly what role pope, king (or in Germany the Holy Roman Emperor) or local clergy should play in the choice of bishops. These disputes were known as the ...
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Authority of Metropolitan Archbishops?

Authority of Metropolitan Archbishops? I do not think Wikipedia is a great source to back up an answer. But in this case Wikipedia does an good job in explaining what a metropolitan archbishop is and ...
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Why does a priest say "The Lord Be With You” and a bishop say "Peace Be With You" as a liturgical greeting?

Why does a priest say "The Lord Be With You” and a bishop say "Peace Be With You" as a liturgical greeting? In a spiritual sense the bishop take the place of Christ as the head of his ...
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What happens to a diocese when a bishop dies unexpectedly?

What happens to a diocese when a bishop dies unexpectedly? Prior to the naming of Archbishop Exner in my archdiocese, we were without a bishop for 11 months. The diocesan administrator (later named ...
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What was the difference between Jerusalem's honorary primacy and the primacy of Rome, Alexandria, and Antioch?

Canon VI of the Council of Nicaea says, among other things: LET the ancient customs in Egypt, Libya and Pentapolis prevail, that the Bishop of Alexandria have jurisdiction in all these, since ...
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Evidence that Peter alone was made a Bishop by Christ?

St. Robert's opinion that St. Peter consecrated the other Apostles bishops doesn't seem common. For example, D. I. Lanslots, O.S.B., says in his The Primitive Church: The Church in the Days of the ...
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Who consecrated Bishop Heahmund?

The short answer is we do not know. This information is now lost because historical documents do not contain this information. In fact we do not know exactly what date he was even consecrated a bishop....
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What does the phrase "Undermine the deposit of faith" mean?

The seriousness of the charge This is what Bishop Joseph Strickland said on X / Twitter on May 12, 2023: ... I believe Pope Francis is the Pope but it is time for me to say that I reject his program ...
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Must a man first be a priest before being consecrated a bishop?

Yes. He must be priest for at least 5 years before being consecrated a bishop: Can. 378 §1. In regard to the suitability of a candidate for the episcopacy, it is required that he is: […] 4/ ordained ...
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May the Pope waive the requirements of Canon Law in the appointment of bishops?

The problem in the question is here: It seemed strange to me that someone could go straight from being excommunicated to being a bishop, They won't go "straight from excommunication to being a ...
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Why doesn’t the Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod have bishops?

The Lutheran doctrine of the pastoral ministry (popularized by C.F. Walther) is that it is an apostolic office. Technically speaking each senior or sole pastor of a local church is an overseer (i.e. ...
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What happens to a diocese when a bishop dies unexpectedly?

For example, Bishop Robert Charles Morlino, S.J., of Madison, WI, passed away this past Saturday. The Madison diocese belongs to the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, whose archbishop is Jerome Edward ...
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Who was the first person condemned to death by a Christian bishop?

If a bishop ever publically ordered the execution of someone it would somehow probably be in connection to the inquisition. However most inquisitors were Dominicans (or Franciscans to a lesser degree)...
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Does Catholic Church acknowledge St. Paul the Apostle as consecrated Bishop during Apostolic times?

Does Catholic Church acknowledge St. Paul the Apostle as consecrated Bishop during Apostolic times? The short answer is yes. The Catholic Encyclopedia states that St. Paul actually consecrated ...
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According to the Catholic church, was there a New Testament writer who was not a bishop?

According to the Catholic church, was there a New Testament writer who was not a bishop? The only one that I am not sure of is St. Luke. Even here, I believe that he was a bishop, even if I can not ...
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Which U.S. bishops are unfaithful to Church teaching on homosexuality and LGBT ideology?

Bishops unfaithful to Church teaching on homosexuality The Catechism teaches that homosexual acts are intrinsically disordered. Persons who suffer from same-sex attraction are called by the Church to ...
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In the Eastern Orthodox tradition, is it possible to laicize a bishop?

It appears that for autocephalous Orthodox Churches, their Holy Synod has the authority to laicize them. Although the person in question was "demoted" to monk and not fully laicized, I ...
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When did the Catholic Church first prohibit bishops from remarrying?

When did the Catholic Church first prohibit bishops from remarrying? For St. Paul being married to a woman for the first time seems to be a prerequisite for the office of the episcopate. Widowers who ...
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Who are the persons (within the C of E) who are attempting to depart from calling God 'He'?

The Church of England Liturgical Commission is chaired by the Bishop of Exeter and the Bishop of Lichfield is Vice-Chair. The other members of the Commission are: Ms Shayne Ardron The Revd Dr ...
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Did only bishops preach in the early Church?

Did only bishops preach in the Early Church? The short answer seems to be no. The deacon Philippe of Acts 6 was equally an evangelist in the sense that he preached the Gospel of Christ. The Catholic ...
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Papal Decree Regarding the Education of Catholic Children?

A Papal Decree Regarding the Education of Catholic Children? I believe you are thinking of Pope St. Paul VI’s Declaration on Christian Education Gravissimum Educationis. 6. The Duties and Rights of ...
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Who are the remaining Apostolic Succession lineages that are non-Rebiban Succession?

Who are the remaining Apostolic Succession lineages that are non-Rebiban Succession? Within the Roman Rite there are four active lines that account for 48 bishops: the Ravizza line, the de Bovey line, ...
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On Bishops Who Refused to Sign Henry VIII's Oath of Succession?

Possible referents of "two others" The Wikipedia article on the 1534 Act Respecting the Oath to the Succession also mentioned only one bishop (Bishop John Fisher) and grouped him with two ...
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