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prelate

a Church dignitary of high rank, such as a cardinal, bishop, or abbot
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Keywords: Circumscription, Anglican communion, particular Church, Opus Del, personal ordinariate, cumulative power, personal prelature.
On August 5, 1982, Pope John Paul II, who very much sympathized with the conservative tendencies of Opus Dei, established it as a personal prelature, or group that carries out specific pastoral activities and is supervised by the Vatican's Congregation for Bishops.
Josemaria Escriva (canonized by Pope John Paul II in 2002), Opus Dei is not a church movement, per se; it is actually a personal prelature, unique in the Catholic Church.
The Reagan era's peculiar contribution to this band of gypsies has been to adopt them, via the National Security Council staff, as a kind of personal prelature in King Ronald's realm.
She has been a cooperator' in the Catholic personal prelature Opus Dei for the past three years.
The only personal prelature currently in the Church is Opus Dei.
A little research in the Internet, but especially one tapping official sources, will tell us that Opus Dei is a Personal Prelature of the Catholic Church.
The SSPX is pushing for an autonomous structure such as a personal prelature.
The twenty-fifth anniversary of the erection of the Prelature of Opus Dei gives the occasion to summarize the progress as regards the comprehension of the figure of personal Prelature at this moment.

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