Regional bishop

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Regional Bishop is the title of the spiritual director of some Protestant regional churches in Germany. The term arose from the introduction of the sovereign church regiment during the Reformation . Rulers who enforced the introduction of the new confession for their country subsequently exercised all the rights of a bishop for their territory, hence the term regional bishop , also summus episcŏpus ( Latin for: "supreme bishop"). With the end of the monarchy after the First World War , the sovereign church regiment ceased to exist in 1918 . Since then, the synod in some regional churches has chosen a theologian to be the regional bishop as the competent body . Other regional churches know the bishop or the president , church president or secretary as the leading spiritual office . At the end of the 1980s, women were elected to leadership positions for the first time .

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