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AUTOCEPHALI

Certain bishops in early Christian times who were not subject to any patriarch or metropolitan. They were dependent solely and directly on a triennial provincial synod of bishops or on the Holy See.

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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