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Episcopal Titles
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I. Auxiliary Bishop – II. Chorbishop – III. Regional Bishop – IV. Suffragan Bishop – V. Titular Bishop – VI. Vicar Bishop

I. Auxiliary Bishop

An auxiliary bishop is a bishop appointed at the request of a diocesan bishop to assist him in administration of the diocese. His rights, duties, and official functions are defined by canon law (CIC cc. 403–411) and his letter of appointment. An auxiliary bishop is a member of the Bishops' Conference.…

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Rees, Wilhelm, Ohme, Heinz, Müller, Ludger, Pree, Helmuth, Schima, Stefan and Schneider, Johann, “Episcopal Titles”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 30 June 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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