The Ecclesiastical Titles Act is passed, in an attempt to prevent
Roman Catholic bishops from taking titles from territory within
Britain. However, it fails in its intended purpose, since the newly
established hierarchy of Catholic bishops set up by Pope Pius IX
the previous year does take its titles from British places, but
makes a concession to the Church of England in choosing different
towns to those used by Anglican bishops.
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Editors. "Ecclesiastical Titles Act". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 December 2011
[https://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=18259, accessed 18 December 2017.]