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An auxiliary bishop, in the Roman Catholic Church, is an additional bishop assigned to assist a bishop in meeting the pastoral needs of his diocese. They exist in both the Latin Church and in the Eastern Catholic Churches. Auxiliary bishops are titular bishops of sees that no longer exist.
In a larger archdiocese, they might be in assigned to serve a portion of the archdiocese (sometimes called deaneries, regions, or vicariates) or to serve a particular population such as immigrants or those of a partcular heritage or language.
- Catholic Encyclopedia - Auxiliary Bishop
- USCCB - Auxiliary Bishop
- Archdiocese of Indianapolis - Auxiliary Bishop
- Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA - Auxiliary Bishops
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