monsignor

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monsignor:

see orders, holyorders, holy
[Lat. ordo,=rank], in Christianity, the traditional degrees of the clergy, conferred by the Sacrament of Holy Order. The episcopacy, priesthood or presbyterate, and diaconate were in general use in Christian churches in the 2d cent.
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Monsignor

RC Church an ecclesiastical title attached to certain offices or distinctions usually bestowed by the Pope
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Monsignor Piermarini was elevated to Prelate of Honor on Nov.
Monsignor Piermarini was elevated to Prelate of Honor on November 23, 1991 by then Pope John Paul II.
On June 16, 1974, he was invested as a Prelate of Honor of his Holiness Pope Paul V1, and at the same time, was made Chorbishop by Archbishop Francis M.