This assignment of Luidhard to the bishopric of Soissons may perhaps be explained by an interesting story.
He had refused a bishopric for the sake of remaining what he was—a priest.
It's our duty, our plain duty, to see this bishopric election through.
Afterward, when the Society was established at Rome, a bishopric was given to him.
Even in his time the bishopric began to assume its special character as a march against the Scots.
He wrote to Ignatius, "I wish this bishopric to be given to one of the Society."
There a bishopric and twenty years of useful and honourable labour awaited him.
There was as yet no bishopric of Oxford, and the diocese was that of Lincoln.
He was minister at Kidderminster, where he was content to labor in an humble sphere, having refused a bishopric.
Nassau is the seat of a bishopric of the Church of England created in 1861.