suffragan

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A suffragan bishop is one who is subordinate to a metropolitan or diocesan bishop; a suffragen diocese is one that is subordinate to an archdiocese or other diocese of metropolitan designation. The term is applied to all non-metropolitan Catholic bishops and dioceses.

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  • “suffragan“. CatholicSaints.Info. 1 November 2019. Web. 18 January 2021. <>