Roman Catholic Church

ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH in BC is part of a complex institutional hierarchy that looks to the Pope in Rome for both practical and spiritual leadership. The Pope is aided by his cardinals; patriarchs and primates comprise the next rung of the hierarchy, followed by archbishops, who govern provinces.

Church Organization

The Episcopacy is composed of titular and diocesan bishops, as well as apostolic vicars. A diocesan bishop has jurisdiction over a given diocese, over a vicar-general...

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