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Bishops confer over the issue of whether the legislative committee can refer items to the denomination's Judicial Council for review during the 2019 United Methodist General Conference in St. Louis. Clockwise from lower left are Bishops Thomas Bickerton, John Schol, David Bard, Julius C. Trimble and Cynthia Fierro Harvey. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.
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Bishop Pete Torio emails his wife at home in the Philippines during a 2013 Council of Bishops meeting at Lake Junaluska. File photo by Andrew Jensen, United Methodist Communications.
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