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prefect apostolic

n. pl. prefects apostolic Roman Catholic Church
A priest with broad jurisdiction in a missionary territory.
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Vicars and prefects apostolic were asked to send mission books and maps to the exhibit.
To vicars and prefects apostolic, the pope strongly recommended the formation of an indigenous clergy and the establishment of new diocesan seminaries.
He wrote the apostolic letter Ab ipsis pontificatus primordiis on June 15, 1926, which was addressed to the vicars and prefects apostolic of the missionary church in China.