634. Filling of vacancies caused by avoidance of sees.

When a vacancy occurs among the lords spiritual by the avoidance of the sees of Canterbury, York, London, Durham or Winchester, the vacancy is filled by the issue of a writ of summons to the bishop who is appointed to the vacant see. However, if the vacancy is caused by the avoidance of any other see, a writ of summons is issued to the senior English diocesan bishop who is not already a Lord of Parliament

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