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Canon (priest)

A canon is a member of the Christian clergy who was responsible for administering a cathedral or collegiate church. It is still used as a largely honorary title in many dioceses to senior parish priests. This is usually awarded as a recognition of long and dedicated service to the Diocese. These priests are entitled to call themselves Canon and still have a role in the administration of the cathedral.

Last updated: 08-04-2005 18:46:06
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