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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He was recognised for his intellectual ability and for his work in education and was given the status of domestic prelate in the Church by Pope Paul VI, which carries the Italian title of Monsignor.
The Pope has conferred the title and dignity of Domestic Prelate on two of the Birmingham Roman Catholic archdiocese's best-known priests - Canon Bernard Manion, of Dorridge, and the Rev John Power, of Saltley.
In 1961 he was appointed as Privy Chamberlain to the Pope and in 1963 he was also created a domestic prelate.

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