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the district under the jurisdiction of a bishop



in ancient Rome, originally (beginning in the first century B.C.) a municipal district; during the principate, part of a province. From the period of Diocletian, at the end of the third century A.D., the diocese was a large administrative unit including several (up to 16) provinces. A total of 12 dioceses (later 15) were formed. The vicarius, who was subordinate to the praefectus praetorio, headed the diocese.

In the Catholic, and in some Protestant, churches the diocese is a territorial-administrative unit (an eparchy) headed by a bishop.

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It did not apologize for its decisions on the place of gays and lesbians in the church (including consenting in 2003 to the election of a gay man as bishop of New Hampshire and the reality of same-sex blessings taking place in dioceses across the country).
In these early days, Dean Wright, an energetic presence who most recently served as dean of the diocese of British Columbia and rector of Victoria's Christ Church Cathedral, is developing the profile he would like to present as executive director.
Blachford told CoGS the credit line could be used to solve "cash flow problems," particularly during the summer, when proportional gifts from dioceses tend to slow down.
Bishop Michael Ingham, of the Vancouver-based diocese of New Westminster, recommended that those dioceses receiving a refund as a result of a new agreement with the federal government on liability for native residential schools might send it to the endowment.
A civil suit filed by the diocese against Njegovan in 2014 alleged that he used the card, among other things, for cash advances of $90,000, $47,000 for meals and bar bills, $13,000 for hotels, $6,800 for three trips to Las Vegas and $31,000 for a range of purchases, including a Netflix subscription and massages.
These are not the first things that come to mind when you see a group of second graders receiving Confirmation, as has been happening in many dioceses.
Sheriff-Scott said that the diocese would not appeal Mr.
Mahony in a civil lawsuit involving sex-abuse allegations against priest Oliver O'Grady in the Stockton diocese.
dioceses now have a staff person assigned specifically to assist in the pastoral care of victims of sexual abuse by church personnel, according to a survey of dioceses conducted by the U.
En 1994, Mgr Raymond Dumais, nouvel eveque du diocese de Gaspe, demande a Mgr Paul Joncas, temoin privilegie des evenements diocesains, de regrouper en un volume faits et souvenirs des 75 ans du diocese, qui couvre toute la peninsule gaspesienne.