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vi·car·i·ate

 (vī-kâr′ē-ĭt, -āt′, vĭ-)
n.
1. The office or authority of a vicar.
2. The district under a vicar's jurisdiction.

[Medieval Latin vicāriātus, from Latin vicārius, a substitute; see vicar.]

vicariate

(vɪˈkɛərɪɪt; vaɪ-)
n
1. (Ecclesiastical Terms) Also called: vicarship the office, rank, or authority of a vicar
2. (Ecclesiastical Terms) the district that a vicar holds as his or her pastoral charge
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Noun1.vicariate - the religious institution under the authority of a vicarvicariate - the religious institution under the authority of a vicar
institution, establishment - an organization founded and united for a specific purpose
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With this in mind, on November 8th, the Vicariate of Rome will celebrate a "Day for the Custody of Creation.
2) In 1875, Bernard-Thadee Petitjean (the Paris Foreign Mission Society, 1829-1884) went to Rome and proposed the division of the vicariate into northern and southern areas to make its work more systematic.
The Apostolic Vicariate of Southern Arabia is a territorial jurisdiction of the Catholic Church in the UAE , Oman and Yemen with the seat of the Bishop in Abu Dhabi.
St Paul church falls under the apostolic vicariate of Southern Arabia, a territorial jurisdiction of the Catholic Church in the UAE, Oman and Yemen, with the seat of the bishop in Abu Dhabi.
In 1976, alarmed by increasing human rights abuses and persuaded that it must not remain passive or neutral, it had founded the Vicariate of Solidarity, an organization that was to become its voice of protest.
He is also Director of the Identity Service of the Vicariate of Education for the Archdiocese of Malines-Brussels.
It was created in 1846 out of the Vicariate Apostolic of the Oregon Territory, elevated to an archdiocese in 1903, then lowered to a diocese in 1908 when the metropolitan see was moved to Vancouver.
In the chapel of Portland's Southeast Asian Vicariate, relatives and friends convene for Mass, a talk by Phu's father and a festive meal.
Catholic leaders then decided to move the Apostolic Vicariate of Northern Arabia from Kuwait to Bahrain, making the kingdom their new regional headquarters.
It is also being shown in 3D at hundreds of cinemas across the world from Francis's native Argentina to Lebanon and is being live tweeted by the Vatican's vicariate of Rome under the hashtag #2popesaints.
Once the church has been completed, Bishop Camillo Ballin is to transfer the seat of the Roman Catholic Church's Vicariate of Northern Arabia from Kuwait to Bahrain.
Once the church has been completed, Bishop Camillo Ballin is to transfer the seat of the Roman Catholic Church%s Vicariate of Northern Arabia from Kuwait to Bahrain.