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In Catholic teaching, every bishop, including the pope, is a vicar of Christ. The main use of vicar in the Catholic Church, however, is to refer to someone deputized by a bishop or superior of a religious order to carry out certain functions on his behalf.

The Diocese of Manchester has several priests who serve the bishop as vicars.

Vicars General

Judicial Vicar

Vicar for Canonical Affairs

Vicar for Clergy and Formation of Ordained Ministry

Vicars Forane