What does the title Very Reverend mean in comparison to Reverend? Also, how are monsignors created? An interesting question. Thank you for asking it. Some vicars appointed by the bishop are specified in canon law. For example, a bishop appoints a priest as vicar general to assist him in the governance of the diocese. He appoints a judicial vicar who is given ordinary judicial power in a diocese.
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Monsignor , Italian Monsignore , a title of honour in the Roman Catholic Church , borne by persons of ecclesiastic rank and implying a distinction bestowed by the pope , either in conjunction with an office or merely titular. Monsignor Article Additional Info. Print Cite. Facebook Twitter. Give Feedback External Websites. Let us know if you have suggestions to improve this article requires login. External Websites. The Catholic Encyclopedia - Monsignor.
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The Church of England is episcopally led and synodically governed. Dioceses Each province is broken down into dioceses. Sub-Divisions Dioceses are divided into archdeaconries, deaneries a group of parishes forming a district within an archdeaconry and parishes overseen by a parish priest, also called a vicar or rector. Elected from the laity and clergy of each diocese, it meets in London or York at least twice annually. The Archbishops of Canterbury and York are the joint presidents.
I am embarrassed to say that I was not sure how to address him — just Bishop, your eminence, or what. I know the Pope is called "Holy Father. A proper etiquette does exist for how we address our Church leaders. As a point of courtesy, all Catholics should be familiar with these forms of address. Even though we may live in an increasingly informal world, such good formalities help to make us respectful of proper authority. Next in the hierarchy comes the Cardinal. Another interesting diversion for us concerns a Patriarch.