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In the [[Roman Catholic]], [[Eastern Orthodox]], [[Anglican]], and some other Christian churches,  '''''Diocese''''' is the term used for a cluster of parishes--usually organized geographically--that is overseen by a [[bishop]]. The number of parishes in a diocese can range from several to fifty or more, depending upon denomination. This form of organization dates from the Early Church era. Both the word itself and the concept of a regional administrative unit were derived from the Roman Empire's hierarchy of political subdivisions.
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In the [[Roman Catholic]], [[Eastern Orthodox]], [[Anglican]], and some other Christian churches,  ''Diocese'' is the term used for a cluster of parishes—usually organized geographically—that is overseen by a [[bishop]]. The number of parishes in a diocese can range from several to fifty or more, depending upon denomination. This form of organization dates from the Early Church era. Both the word itself and the concept of a regional administrative unit were derived from the Roman Empire's hierarchy of political subdivisions.
  
 
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Revision as of 14:11, 25 April 2011

In the Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, Anglican, and some other Christian churches, Diocese is the term used for a cluster of parishes—usually organized geographically—that is overseen by a bishop. The number of parishes in a diocese can range from several to fifty or more, depending upon denomination. This form of organization dates from the Early Church era. Both the word itself and the concept of a regional administrative unit were derived from the Roman Empire's hierarchy of political subdivisions.