Locum tenens

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A '''''locum tenens''''' (from Latin, meaning "holding place") is a [[bishop]] temporarily ruling a [[diocese]] until a replacement can be elected.
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A '''locum tenens''' (from Latin, meaning "place-holder") is a term used to identify a person who temporarily fulfills the duties of another. In Orthodox Christianity, the term is used to identify a [[bishop]] assigned temporarily to rule a [[diocese]] for which the previous ruling bishop is no longer present, either due to death, transfer, or removal, until a replacement is elected and [[enthronement|enthroned]].
  
[[Category:Bishops]]
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==Source==
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*[[Wikipedia: Locum]]
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[[Category: Bishops]]

Latest revision as of 15:50, June 16, 2011

A locum tenens (from Latin, meaning "place-holder") is a term used to identify a person who temporarily fulfills the duties of another. In Orthodox Christianity, the term is used to identify a bishop assigned temporarily to rule a diocese for which the previous ruling bishop is no longer present, either due to death, transfer, or removal, until a replacement is elected and enthroned.

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