Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to places or things remote: specifically used in the Roman Catholic Church, in the title vicar forane. See vicar.
“He so organized his administration that by means of reports and conferences with the visitors and the vicars forane, his pastoral visits were productive of great fruit.”
“In 1869 he was appointed vicar-forane for the eastern portion of the diocese.”
“The former archdeacons and archpriests and the present vicars capitular and some others have ordinary power in consequence of their office, but by the present discipline vicars Apostolic and vicars forane have only delegated power conferred by special commission.”
“St. Charles Borromeo abolished the office of dean in his diocese and established in its place that of rural vicar, or vicar forane (vicarii foranei), an office at all times revocable.”
“At the time of the separation Corrientes was a vicariate forane, with 20 parishes, while Misiones had 1 parish and 3 chaplaincies.”
“There is no chapter, but there are two vicars forane.”
“They form a vicariate forane with headquarters at Resistencia, R.P. Pedro Iturralde, commissary general of the Franciscan missionaries, being the present vicar forane.”
“The parochial clergy are few for so large a territory — not more than one priest to each parish, besides a vicar forane and the bishop's personal staff.”
“From 1827 to 1831 he reluctantly held the position of presidente of the missions and of vicar forane to the bishop.”
“The periodeutes, as his name indicates, is a kind of vicar forane who acts for the bishop in the inspection of the rural clergy.”
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