Discipline ¶408

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  ¶  408. Vacancy in the Office of Bishop-A vacancy in the office of bishop may occur due to death, retirement (¶ 409.1, .2, .3), resignation (¶ 409.4), judicial procedure (¶ 2712), leave of absence (¶ 411.1), or incapacity (¶ 411.4). In case assignment of a bishop to presidential supervision of an episcopal area is terminated by any of the above causes, the vacancy shall be filled by the Council of Bishops on nomination of the College of Bishops of the jurisdiction or central conference concerned; or, if the vacancy should occur within twenty-four months of the episcopal assumption of presidential supervision of that area, the College of Bishops of the jurisdiction or central conference concerned may call a special session of the jurisdictional or central conference as provided in ¶ 519.2.