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prelate

a Church dignitary of high rank, such as a cardinal, bishop, or abbot
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Here cometh the worthy prelate, as pert as a pyet.'' And, between two yeomen, was brought before the silvan throne of the outlaw Chief, our old friend, Prior Aymer of Jorvaulx.
Although prelates can serve past retirement age at the pope's pleasure, it is expected that many of the 14 will be replaced.
The Chief Prelates of the Malwathu and Asgiri Chapters and Archbishop of Colombo His Eminence Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith have said they strongly oppose any deal which invites foreign troops to Sri Lanka.
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India, March 4 -- As more and more cases of child sex abuse by priests and prelates tumbled out of closets of consecrated people, Pope Francis's decision to call a convention on the boiling issue was a welcome move.
Both prelates said the latest tirade of Duterte against the Catholic Church should be condemned for setting a bad example to the public.
Bishops say Duterte call to rob, kill them alarming !-- -- Edu Punay (The Philippine Star) - January 14, 2019 - 12:00am MANILA, Philippines The supposed joke of President Duterte that bystanders should rob and kill rich bishops is no laughing matter for Catholic prelates. Sorsogon Bishop Arturo Bastes and Balanga Bishop Ruperto Santos said the public statements are no longer amusing, but rather alarming and condemnable.
Several bishops joined Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle in celebrating Mass at Manila Cathedral on Monday, in an apparent show of force after President Rodrigo Duterte urged Filipinos to kill 'useless' prelates who criticize his brutal war on drugs.
The prelates categorically stated that a local inquiry could be held if such a probe was necessary.
NNA - Maronite patriarch Beshara Rahi, partook in events and services organized by Levantine Churches in the Vatican where he met with prelates and designated head of the Oriental Churches cardinal Leonardo Sandri.
Princes, prelates and poets in medieval Ireland; essays in honour of Katharine Simms.