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suffragan

a. (of any bishop of a diocese) subordinate to and assisting his superior archbishop or metropolitan
b. (of any assistant bishop) having the duty of assisting the bishop of the diocese to which he is appointed but having no ordinary jurisdiction in that diocese
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Indigenous Anglicans in these communities are excited by the prospect of having two new suffragan bishops, he says, and its widely expected that they'll make the extra contributions needed despite the poverty many of them face.
Meeting in Edmonton May 3-6, the synod voted to create two new Indigenous suffragan bishop positions to help Lydia Mamakwa, bishop of the Indigenous Spiritual Ministry of Mishamikoweesh, provide pastoral care and leadership to Oji-Cree and Cree-speaking Anglicans.
Bishops Andrew Atagotaaluk and Ben Arreak, the diocesan and suffragan bishops of the diocese of the Arctic, in mid-March presided over the consecration of a new, expanded St.
The Arctic currently has two suffragan bishops, Benjamin Arreak and Larry Robertson.