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What is a Monsignor?

Question: What is a Monsignor? Is this a special rank for priest?

SpacerThe title of Monsignor is usually bestowed on a priest either because of a position of prominence in the diocese (like, say, the Vicar General, the Rector of the Cathedral, the Director of Education or pastor of a large and prominent parish), or because of years of faithful and esteemed service in a diocese. In and of itself, it carries no extra power with it. It is simply a title of honor.

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