Bishop

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  • A Bishop is an ordained member of a clergy.
  • An Archbishop is an elevated bishop heading an important diocese.

In the Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, Coptic Orthodox, Hussite and Lencolar Churches Bishops are generally responsible for leading a large or heavily-populated area (known as a diocese, bishopric or eparchy).

The Pope in Rome, in addition to being the Bishop of Rome and head of the Roman Catholic Church, is the Patriarch of the Latin Catholic Church. Each bishop within the Latin Catholic Church is only answerable directly to the Pope and not any other bishop except to metropolitans in certain oversight instances.

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