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a bishop or metropolitan in charge of an eparchy in the Eastern Church

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the governor or prefect of an eparchy in ancient Greece

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The diocesan bishop or the eparch or whoever has the responsibility for a particular church, even if temporarily .
The diocesan bishop or eparch can be removed only if he has objectively been lacking in a very grave manner the diligence that is required of his pastoral office," it continues, specifying: "In the case of abuse against minors or vulnerable adults it is sufficient that the lacking of diligence be grave.
When the panel begins its work in September, we have a few test cases of bishops and eparchs who have repeatedly refused to cooperate with audits set up by the U.