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CHURCH WARDEN

A layman hired or appointed to assist the pastor in the temporal administration of a parish. Originally quite common is some Catholic churches, it is now practically limited to the Anglicans or Episcopalians.

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

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