suffragan

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an assistant or subordinate bishop of a diocese

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Bishops Andrew Atagotaaluk and Ben Arreak, the diocesan and suffragan bishops of the diocese of the Arctic, in mid-March presided over the consecration of a new, expanded St.
They both served as suffragan bishops in southern dioceses early in the twentieth century, with jurisdictions restricted to black Episcopalians.
One should add that canons are cathedral appointments and have nothing to do with archbishops and that Suffragan Bishops are not 'a sort of sub-bishop' but bishops in their own right who assist diocesan bishops.
The General Convention in 1907 approved in principle the election of suffragan bishops for black communicants.