Into the silence, the archbishop now read the numbers that had been handed to him.
As leader of the Anglican Communion, the archbishop faced growing demands on his time from Anglican churches abroad.
The archbishop is also chair of the Central Board, which is elected by the Church Assembly.
To me, he resembled what I knew of my kindly uncle, a late archbishop of Chicago.
Moreover, the greater power the Carolingians gave to the archbishops over their bishops had led the latter to seek to safeguard their threatened independence by placing themselves under the direct protection of Rome.
With deference to tradition, the cardinals went first, archbishops and bishops followed and the priests came last.
Nigeria is the largest Anglican ‘province’ in the world with 17 million members, 81 bishops, and 10 archbishops .
Over both parish and monastery were set the diocesan bishops, who were themselves subject to archbishops, archbishops to primates, and primates to the pope who stood at the apex.
Specifically, the Board urges a revival of the oversight role of metropolitans, i.e., archbishops overseeing bishops in their province.
At the top of the clerical pyramid were 136 bishops and archbishops , whose income in the most important ecclesiastical sees could exceed 100,000 livres.