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I. Catholicism

In the Roman Catholic Church, archbishop is the title of the metropolitan (c. 435) or of the bishop of an archbishopric that belongs to no church province (e.g. Luxembourg, Vaduz); a titular archbishop is a bishop consecrated or designated to the title of a defunct archbishopric (e.g. high officials in the Roman Curia and in the papal di…

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Geringer, Karl-Theodor, Petzolt, Martin, Wall, Heinrich de and Mosig, Jörg, “Archbishop”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 28 January 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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