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United States politician backs down from dismissing chaplain

WASHINGTON (SE):  Jesuit Father Patrick Conroy, was reinstated as chaplain for the House of Representatives of the Congress of the United States of America (US) by the person who allegedly pushed him to resign in mid-April, House Speaker, Paul Ryan (Sunday Examiner, May 6). 
 
In a letter to Ryan on May 3, Father Conroy rescinded his resignation “upon advice of counsel,” CNS reported.
 

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House speaker in hot water for dismissal of chaplain

WASHINGTON (CNS): The apparent forced resignation of Jesuit Father Patrick Conroy, the chaplain who tends to the spiritual needs of the House of Representatives of the United States of America has drawn fire against Paul Ryan, the speaker of the House and a fellow Catholic.
 
In April, news trickled out that Father Conroy, a beloved figure on Capitol Hill, was set to retire in May, but various news outlets began reporting on April 26 that he was ousted and forced to resign by Ryan.
 

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