A suffragan bishop is a bishop of a diocese under the authority of a metropolitan.
Roman Catholic Church
The archdiocese led by the Archbishop, together with the associated suffragan sees a church province. A suffragan bishop may also be an archbishop, whose archdiocese is subordinated to another archdiocese.
In the Anglican Church the suffragan bishops are mostly regional bishops who run together with one ( arch) bishop a large diocese. The ecclesiastical provinces in the Anglican Church are led by an archbishop or primate.
- Episcopal Office
- Roman Catholic Church system
- Anglican Church system