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==Retirement and Defrocking==
In late 2009, Bishop Basil requested retirement, which was granted him, and in February of 2010, at the age of 72, he requested to be defrocked and laicized in order to have the option of marrying and
starting a family, a request which was then granted.
Dr. Osborne was returned to the [[laity]] and the parishes which he formerly led as a Vicariate were then
demoted to the status of a deanery.