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In Christianity, an archbishop is an elevated bishop, responsible for all churches belonging to a religious group of a particular district. The diocese of which an archbishop is head is called a metropolitan see; the archbishop himself may be called a metropolitan. Typically the metropolitan see is the largest city in a region composed of several dioceses, and the man appointed as archbishop has usually served as bishop of a smaller diocese previously.

Notable archbishops, past and present, include:

Anglican archbishops include:

See also: Archbishop of Canterbury

Etymology: From Greek archepiskopos, arch- probably from archon, leader or ruler, and epi-skopos, over-seer.

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