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metropolitan

1. constituting a city and its suburbs
2. of, relating to, or designating an ecclesiastical metropolis
3. of or belonging to the home territories of a country, as opposed to overseas territories
4. 
a. Eastern Churches the head of an ecclesiastical province, ranking between archbishop and patriarch
b. Church of England an archbishop
c. RC Church an archbishop or bishop having authority in certain matters over the dioceses in his province
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Vers l'autre << extremite >> on trouve l'attitude de metropolite Nicolae Corneanu, qui, malgre la reprise pendant la premiere partie des annees 1990 du discours officiel, reussit a s'y distancer en reconnaissant l'imminence de la secularisation pour la societe Roumaine.
Greek Orthodox Metropolite in Beirut Elias Audi, Higher Shiite Islam Council General Director Nazih Jammoul, Alaouite Sect head Sheikh Assad Allah Assi, Catholic Armenian Orthodox Aram the First Kichichian heading a delegation of the sects Priests; Higher Islamic Shiite Coundil head Sheikh Abdel Amir Cabalan and Al-Mufti Jaafar Al0Momtaz SheikhAhmad Cabalan; Latin Bishop Boulos Sayyah Representativa of Catholic Armenian Patriarch Narciss Bedros the Nineteenth Moseigneur Patrick Mrad; Republic Mufti Sheikh Mohamad Bashir Qabbani; Sheikh Akl Al-Druz Al- Mouahiddine sect Naim Hassan, also arrived in Bkirki.
Metropolite Hilarion (Alfeyev), "Le saint et grand concile de ['Eglise orthodoxe," pp.
3) "La reforme liturgique du metropolite Cyprien de Kiev," L'institut Saint-Serge/L'institut catholique de Paris, June 2003; Service Orthodoxe de Presse, 286, mars 2004, pp.
Metropolite Jean (Zizioulas) de Pergame, "Engagement oecumenique et recherche theologique: Quelqes reflexions," pp.