suffragan

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suffragan

a. (of any bishop of a diocese) subordinate to and assisting his superior archbishop or metropolitan
b. (of any assistant bishop) having the duty of assisting the bishop of the diocese to which he is appointed but having no ordinary jurisdiction in that diocese
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Synod, as one of its first actions, approved Bishop Tamayo's request that the Metropolitan Council select two suffragans.
Canada helped usher in a new era for the Cuban Episcopal church in early February when Archbishop Andrew Hutchison, the Canadian primate, participated in the selection of two suffragan (assistant) bishops for the island nation--one of them the first female bishop in the Caribbean.
who was elected suffragan (assistant) bishop in the diocese of Toronto Jan.
Bishop Tottenham became the second female bishop in the Canadian Anglican church in 1997, when she was elected suffragan (assistant) bishop of Toronto, and led the Credit Valley area west of Toronto.
Toronto is divided into five episcopal areas, each overseen by an area, or suffragan, bishop.
Elliott was elected suffragan bishop for the diocese of Toronto in December.