Pope and Bishops

A bishop is supreme in his diocese, but he is subject to the Pope in all things. The Pope gives bishops their jurisdiction. Before a bishop can exercise his office, he has to be recognised and confirmed by the Pope.…

Duties

The word “bishop” is a translation from the Greek episcopos, which means “overseer”. It is a term first used during apostolic times. Saint Paul wrote to Titus: “For this reason I left thee in Crete, that thou shouldst set right…

Vicars Apostolic

A Vicar Apostolic is a bishop who rules over a territory that is not yet fully organised. The territory is called a Vicariate Apostolic. When the territory is first organized, it is usually placed under the care of a priest…