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Pope elevates Nigerian apostolic vicariate to diocese

September 22, 2017

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CWN Editor's Note: An apostolic vicariate is typically established in a missionary territory; it is governed by an apostolic vicar in the Roman Pontiff’s name (Canon 371). A diocese, on the other hand, is typically governed by its own bishop.

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