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archbishop

a bishop of the highest rank
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"Be not uneasy, friend Sancho," said the barber, "for we will entreat your master, and advise him, even urging it upon him as a case of conscience, to become an emperor and not an archbishop, because it will be easier for him as he is more valiant than lettered."
Here the Archbishop of Greenwich coughed a stately cough to attract the attention of three of his ministers present, and staring at them, seemed to say: 'I call upon you by your fealty to believe this!'
The Archbishop instantly ejected and excommunicated him; but the thing was done.
THE new Archbishop of Liverpool was being installed today at the RC Metropolitan Cathedral in a special Mass attended by three cardinals, five archbishops and 25 bishops.
Last November, Archbishop Hiltz and the four Canadian metropolitans, or regional archbishops, issued a pastoral statement that asked Archbishop Williams to address moves by Canadian dissidents to join a South American church province and minister illegitimately in Canada.
"As you know, Bishop Henry's approach is shared by at least a dozen bishops and archbishops in the United States (2004 election), by Cardinals Arinze and Ratzinger (now Pope Benedict), lately too by Cardinal Cipriani of Peru and, no doubt, others.
As Archbishop Terence Finlay hoped (Archbishop weds lesbian couple, November Anglican Journal), I have reflected carefully on his decision to marry his lesbian friends--this, despite the fact that this is contrary to canon law, which apparently does not apply to archbishops, but only to more lowly clergy!
In response, Bishop Schori sent a letter seeking a dialogue with these primates, stating, "I deeply value the possibilities we have in the Anglican Communion for addressing the mission God has given us to reconcile the world he has created." The letters were addressed to Archbishops Peter Akinola (Nigeria), Drexel Gomez (West Indies), Benjamin Nzimbi (Kenya) and Justice Akrofi (West Africa).
Augustine's Seminary in Toronto are paintings of the last five Toronto Archbishops. They are of various sizes, but the largest, not the best, is that of his Eminence Cardinal Carter.
Archbishops Peter Akinola (Nigeria), Benjamin Nzimbi (Kenya), Justice Akrofi (West Africa), and Gomez were to meet Nov 15 at The Falls, Va.
She was referring to the meeting of primates last February, at which the Anglican Communion's senior archbishops requested that the Canadian and U.S.
Equally important, said Archbishops Hutchison and Carnley was the primates' "unanimous" commitment "not to encourage Cross-boundary interventions." The communique asked conservative primates to stop taking in parishes and churches outside their jurisdiction who are opposed to acceptance of homosexuality.