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The proper title of a bishop or archbishop. It is also the correct form of address of patriarchs, instead of "His Beatitude," as decreed by the Congregation of Ceremonies in 1983.

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

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