With their helpers, the priests and deacons, bishops have taken up the service of the community presiding in place of God over the flock whose shepherds they are, as teachers of doctrine, priests of sacred worship, and officers of good order.
Second Vatican Council, Dogmatic Constitution on the Church, No. 18
|Bishop Dewane, by divine institution, carries on the work of the apostles. By reason of episcopal consecration, he shares in the triple apostolic function of teacher of doctrine, priest of sacred worship and minister of church government. Bishop Dewane is responsible for the pastoral care of the Diocese of Venice.|