episcopacy

Is a true sacrament, in which by the Sacrament of Orders, i.e., by consecration, there is conferred the fullness of the priesthood. It therefore completes and perfects the sacerdotal power, and thus is an order distinct from the priesthood; it confers power to ordain and consecrate, to administer confirmation, to consecrate things destined for Divine worship, and with legitimate jurisdiction to rule a portion of the Church - called a diocese under the Roman pontiff.

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