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Council of Bishops

United Methodist bishops pose for a group photo in May 2017 on the steps of First United Methodist Church in Dallas, Texas. Photo by Maidstone Mulenga, Council of Bishops.

Bishops of The United Methodist Church provide spiritual leadership to almost 12 million persons in a broad range of settings on four continents, including North America, Europe, Africa and Asia. In the United Methodist tradition, bishops are not "ordained" as bishops, but are clergy elected and consecrated to the office of bishop.

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The Hispanic-Latino bishops of The United Methodist Church celebrated opening worship at the 2016 MARCHA Assembly in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Shown, from left: Bishop Elías Galván, Bishop Minerva Carcaño, Bishop Rafael Moreno Rivas, Bishop Juan Vera Mendez, Bishop Cynthia Fierro Harvey and Bishop Hector Ortiz. Photo by the Rev. Gustavo Vasquez, United Methodist Communications
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