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Synonyms for coadjutor

a person who holds a position auxiliary to another and assumes some of the superior's responsibilities

Words related to coadjutor

an assistant to a bishop

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Coadjutors did not exercise ordinary jurisdiction in their own right before they succeeded to their sees, but they were consecrated as bishops of dioceses that had fallen into the hands of the infidels (in partibus infidelium).
4) For the pre-Vatican II canons relating to coadjutors, see The Catholic Encyclopedia (New York: Robert Appleton, 1907), vol.
Roger Bede Vaughan's four-year term as coadjutor archbishop of Sydney has received little scholarly attention, and yet during this relatively brief period the Benedictine successor to Archbishop John Bede Polding implemented a number of policies through which he successfully re-established full episcopal control over both the archdiocese and its metropolitan jurisdiction.
Roger Bede Vaughan's appointment was as a perpetual coadjutor with the right of succession to the see of Sydney upon the death of Archbishop Polding.
Some read the appointment of a coadjutor in Newark as an indirect rebuke from Francis to Archbishop John Myers for his alleged mishandling of sex abuse cases both in Newark and his previous diocese of Peoria, ill.
fated for execution as coadjutor of John Brown at Harper's Ferry, conveying to his parents his confidence in the righteousness of the cause for which he is about to die.
in 1986, and in Seattle, coadjutors were named in 1985 and again in 1987.
In addition, coadjutors occasionally were appointed because a diocese was in bad health -- particularly financially.
People thought coadjutors would disappear once bishops started retiring at 75," he said.
We did see coadjutors being appointed who had special authority and special powers," said Reese, referring to Flynn being named coadjutor in Lafayette, La.
Roach, 72, said Flynn was very high on my list" of five names he submitted to the Holy See with his request for a coadjutor.
Flynn, 60, an upstate New York native, became coadjutor of Lafayette in 1986 and then took control of the diocese when Bishop Gerald Frey retired in 1988.
Paul-Minneapolis, the coadjutor was named at Roach's request.
Roach, asked if he had to request a coadjutor rather than an auxiliary, said no law requires this, "but there has been for the past several years a practice that after the age of 70, you are not likely to get an auxiliary bishop.
He could then be called either to the "grade" of spiritual coadjutor, with the three vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience, or to the "grade" of professed father, in which case he also took a fourth vow regarding availability to be missioned, by the pope, anywhere in the world.