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Most Reverend

(Ecclesiastical Terms) (in Britain) a courtesy title applied to Anglican and Roman Catholic archbishops
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Most′ Rev′erend

the official form of address for cardinals, heads of religious orders, and certain prelates, as archbishops and bishops.
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It could be recalled that in a recent statement signed by Most Reverend Augustine Akabueze, President and Most Reverend Camillus Umoh, Secretary respectively of the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria (CBCN), the Church declared that no priest or religious should publicly endorse politicians.
The Most Reverend Patrick Kelly, 74, announced his intention to stand down from the post he has held for 17 years after he suffered a slight stroke in December last year.
The Rt Rev John was installed in the presence of the Archbishop of Wales the Most Reverend Barry Morgan.
Popes, cardinals and bishops like to think of themselves as being "successors to the apostles." As I watched them recently at the National Shrine in Washington, I wondered if Peter would have liked being addressed as "Your Holiness," or even as "Holy Father," or would James, John or Andrew take delight in being addressed as "Your Eminences," or the others as "Your Excellencies," or even "Most Reverend, or Right Reverend or Very Reverend." Or how would they have liked decorated pointed crowns, golden pectoral crosses on heavy gold chain, ruby or sapphire-encrusted gold rings, their watered red silk and satin sashes with six-inch fringes?
The preacher will be the Most Reverend Dr Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Wales, with the blessing from the Bishop of Swansea and Brecon, the Right Reverend Anthony Pierce.
The Most Reverend Vincent Nichols, the Catholic Archbishop of Birmingham, said: 'I am deeply saddened to hear of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother.
Catholic Archbishop of Lagos, His Grace Most Reverend Dr.
The Right Reverend Andrew John will be installed in the presence of the Archbishop of Wales the Most Reverend Barry Morgan at 2.30pm.
Two new priests: Reverend Father Augustine Etsemikhena Kobor and Reverend Father Ayokanmi Patrick Jemiseye, have increased the number of priests in the Catholic Diocese of Ekiti, following their elevation to the order of the presbyterate by the Catholic Bishop of Ekiti Diocese, Most Reverend Felix Femi Ajakaye.
The Mass, which will begin at 11.30pm on Christmas Eve, will be celebrated by the Archbishop of Liverpool, the Most Reverend Patrick Kelly.

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