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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR METROPOLITANS

It contains the palliums which the pope sends to the metropolitans.

The metropolitans were curtailed in their prerogatives and subjected to the Pope.

They are metropolitans, the people who demand most of the builder for their comfort and luxury.

The only appellate jurisdiction from the metropolitans is the Roman See.

The next age made archbishops and metropolitans and patriarchs.

Malachy resolved to make request to the Pope in person for palls for the two Irish metropolitans.

When he found that their authority extended beyond Armagh he would no less naturally style them archbishops or metropolitans.

Besides archbishops who are metropolitans there are in the Roman Catholic Church others who have no metropolitan jurisdiction.

By acts of 1833 and 1834, the metropolitans of Cashel and of Tuam were reduced to the status of diocesan bishops.

Nor are the terms interchangeable now; for not all metropolitans are archbishops,1 nor all archbishops metropolitans.