from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The office, dignity, or rank of bishop.
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Gregory, the holy man, who was in lore and deed the highest, took to the bishophood of the Roman Church, and of the apostolic seat, and held and governed it thirteen years and six months and ten days.
If I remember correctly, he made it to bishophood five or six years ago.
They have another gay priest up for bishophood that was nominated in 2006 despite the fact that the Anglican Communion is threatening to cut us off from their organization (1).
Even more impressive, in 2003 they elected the first openly gay priest into bishophood who had been in a monogamous relationship with another man for 13 years.