Administration

Rankings

Deacon = lay person

Nuns

Monks

Priests

Monsenior

Bishop

Diocean Bishop

Archbishop

Metopolitans     =    a bishop of the principal (the "metropolitan") see of an ecclesiastical province composed of several dioceses.

Primates               =   granted to the bishop of a particular (usually metropolitan) see

Cardinal                =    princes of the Church appointed by the Pope.

Major Archbishop    =    autonomous particular Churches

Patriarch               =   heads of autonomous particular Churches

Pope

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