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The Middle Ages
In the Middle Ages, what was the difference between a cardinal, a bishop, and a priest?
Cardinals were each in charge of the churches for a very large area such as Italy or Spain, or in charge of all the churches in a large city like the churches in London or Paris. Bishops were each in charge of a smaller area usually a large cathedral or monastery. Priests did the day to day business in the individual churches. Cardinals, Bishops, Priests