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[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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RC Church an ecclesiastical title attached to certain offices or distinctions usually bestowed by the Pope
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Monsignor Coughlan was born in South Bank, Middlesbrough on 18th January 1929, one of five children.
The Monsignor nicknamed "Monsignor 500" for his habit handling only E500 notes, told Rome prosecutors that although Apsa wasn't a bank, it acted as one and was in competition with the Vatican's ( embattled official bank: the Institute for Religious Works (IOR).
Monsignor spooked quite badly when he first came into the parade ring, but Frankie settled him and calmed him enough to go round the parade ring a couple of times and then even managed a flying dismount with the torch still in his hand."
President Aoun thanked Monsignor Santos for "the efforts he exerted during his stay in Lebanon to promote Lebanese-Vatican relations."
Hailing from a devout Catholic family in the Braes of Glenlivet in Moray, Monsignor Robert was one of five children.
New York, NY, March 14, 2019 --( Monsignor Scanlan High School, a leading Catholic, co-educational, college preparatory high school, announced today that it has garnered three basketball championships titles in the 2019 athletic season.
Summary: Monsignor Gaid lauded for efforts leading to the success of peace initiatives
Este estudio compara a los protagonistas de las novelas Don Quijote de La Mancha, de Miguel de Cervantes, y Monsignor Quixote, de Graham Greene, usando como base la teoria de la transtextualidad de Gerard Genette.
Monsignor Michael Boland, president of Catholic Charities, said the organization is following the example of Pope Francis, who has opened a shower room and laundry facility for the homeless in Rome.
Monsignor John Tormey, Catholic chaplain to the RAH in Paisley, is looking for Eucharistic Ministers and Readers who would be willing to help out at hospital Mass at 4pm on Saturday afternoons.
Monsignor Joseph McGuinness, administrator of the Diocese of Clogher, said 37 parishes and 85 churches were now served by just 58 priests.
Monsignor Bryan McCanny spoke out after "UDA" and "UFF" appeared on the door and walls of St Mary's parish church in Limavady, Co Derry.