Category:Pre-Reformation bishops in England and Wales

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From an Anglican perspective, most bishoprics in the Anglican Church of England, the Church in Wales and the Scottish Episcopal Church merely continue a line of succession of Roman Catholic bishops, these dioceses having seceded to the Church of England upon the English and the Scottish Reformations. Some new dioceses and bishoprics have been formed in the United Kingdom by the Roman Catholic Church since the church's its re-establishment in the mid 19th century following Catholic Emancipation - these are listed at Category:Roman Catholic bishops in the United Kingdom. From a Roman Catholic perspective, these new dioceses continue the line of Pre-Reformation succession. This is especially evident in researching the history of the archdiocese of Westminster and its coat of arms. Both Westminster and Canterbury feature the pallium. Westminster believes it has more right to it than Canterbury since the former actually received the pallium in Rome, originally given to Augustine by Gregory I (and all succeeding Catholic Archbishops of Canterbury until the Reformation).

Also see Apostolicae Curae regarding the validity of the Anglican succession and orders.


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