suffragan

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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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Synod, as one of its first actions, approved Bishop Tamayo's request that the Metropolitan Council select two suffragans. As synod continued with other business at its meeting at the Christian Centre for Reflection and Dialogue in Cardenas, about 130 km east of Havana, the two primates reviewed potential candidates and chose seven for interviews.
Timothy's church in Agincourt, Ont., who was elected suffragan (assistant) bishop in the diocese of Toronto Jan.
Toronto is divided into five episcopal areas, each overseen by an area, or suffragan, bishop.
Bishop Johnson said he does not expect an election for a new suffragan bishop until 2006.
Elliott was elected suffragan bishop for the diocese of Toronto in December.