Talk:Coadjutor bishop

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Relevance of Turku?[edit]

To me, the position of Bishop of Turku does not seem at all relevant to Coadjutor Bishops. In Anglican terms, the role is similar to that of a suffragan bishop (or assistant bishop), who assists a diocesan bishop, often over a defined geographical area, but has no expectation of succeeding to the main see. There is an even more direct parallel in the office of the Suffragan Bishop of Dover, who is also called "Bishop in Canterbury" and runs the diocese of Canterbury on behalf of the Primate. Myopic Bookworm 16:17, 6 September 2006 (UTC)

If anything, the Bishop of Turku should go in an article about auxiliaries or suffragans, unless someone can show that the bishop has a right of succession and not just a mere likelihood or that in the usage of the church the bishop is referred to as "coadjutor". From the text removed from the article, it seems that neither of these are the case. Pmadrid 22:50, 10 December 2006 (UTC)


To point out a technicality: the "coadjutor" post is not inherently linked to succession. Before the new code of Canon Law, a coadjutor need not (and often didn't) have the right of succession, and in theory someone else might have without being coadjutor. Today, with the enhanced understanding of the role of bishop, a bright line has been established between anauxiliary who is also VG and a true coadjutor. I'm not familiar with the Turku Lutheran situation, however just because he does or doesn't have a right of succession doesn't mean he is or isn't a coadjutor -- that's a separate issue. HarvardOxon 03:44, 11 December 2006 (UTC)

Yes, that is correct that coadjutor is not historically linked to succession. My point, however, is that since it is now linked to succession post 1983 code it would be a saving point that would allow an office not specifically called "coadjutor" to appear in this article. Pmadrid 05:32, 11 December 2006 (UTC)
In fact, this article could use a history of the coadjutor in addition to the current explanation of its modern usage. Pmadrid 05:34, 11 December 2006 (UTC)