A titular bishop in various churches is a bishop who is not in charge of a diocese. By definition a bishop is an "overseer" of a community of the faithful, so when a priest is ordained a bishop the tradition of the Roman Catholic and Orthodox churches is that he be ordained for a specific place. As there are more bishops than there are dioceses, a bishop who will not functionally head a diocese or archdiocese (they are destined to be appointed, e.g., an auxiliary bishop, a papal diplomat, an official of the Roman Curia, etc., or have retired from one of those) is given title of bishop. This is often (though not always) to a titular see, i.e. a diocese that no longer functionally exists.
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... lakes region of northern Poland, Pope Pius XII appointed him as the Auxiliary Bishop of Kraków ... He agreed to serve as Auxiliary Bishop to Kraków's Archbishop Eugeniusz Baziak, and he was ordained to the Episcopate (as Titular Bishop of Ombi) on 28 September 1958 ... Principal co-consecrators were then-Auxiliary Bishop Boleslaw Kominek (Titular Bishop of Sophene and Vaga of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Wrocław and future ...
... with canon law which provides for the retirement of a diocesan bishop on grounds of ill health or for other grave reasons ... There are three auxiliary bishops John Hine, titular Bishop of Beverley, Patrick Lynch SS.CC ... titular bishop of Castrum and Paul Hendricks, titular Bishop of Ross and Cromarty ...
... Apostolic of Vinh, Vietnam (1951-1960) Bishop of Vinh, Vietnam (1960-1971) George Maung Kyaw Bishop of Bassein, Burma (1955-1968) Francis Chan Bishop of Penang, Malaysia (1955-1967 ...
... Titular bishops and titular metropolitans are often appointed in the Eastern Orthodox Church ... Their titular dioceses are usually in Thrace and Asia Minor and were often active until the Greek-Turkish population exchange of 1923 ...
... Lira, (September 7, 1915 – December 11, 2012) was an Argentine Bishop of the Roman Catholic Church ... Lira was born in Salta, Argentina in 1915 and was ordained a bishop on September 21, 1938 ... He was appointed Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Salta and Titular Bishop of Tenedus on July 16, 1958, and ordained bishop on September 7, 1958 (hi ...
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