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« on: November 18, 2003, 08:54:35 AM »

How does the RC Church elect its bishops?  What about the Uniates? Is it in any way similar to the EO practice?  Since both the RC and EO churches claim apostolic succession, how is carried through the ages in regards to the appointment of bishops?


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« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2003, 11:27:02 AM »


In the Latin Church, the Bishops of a Province draw up a list of three candidates and send them to Rome for the Pope to choose one.  This is also true of Eastern Catholic Churches of Metropolitan rank.  In Eastern Catholic Churches of Patriarchal or Major Archepiscopal rank, the Synod elects the bishops.

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« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2003, 03:20:53 PM »

True Fr Deacon Lance - but don't foregt that before the short list for an RC BIshop is drawn up [ well at least here in the UK Wink] the laity are also consulted - inasmuch as we are asked to put forward names of those priests we consider suitable

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