suffragan

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an assistant or subordinate bishop of a diocese

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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.
Frequently transfer to another diocese was indeed linked with an advancement on the episcopal career ladder (in ascending order, the hierarchy was composed of suffragan bishops, bishops, archbishops, and mitropolitans, the latter post being reserved for Kiev, Moscow, and St.