General Conference turns down set-aside Bishop proposal

In Monday morning action the General Conference turned town a proposal to create a position that had become known as a “set-aside” Bishop. Approval would have given the president of the Council of Bishops an opportunity to devote full-time attention to that leadership position without an annual conference assignment and responsibilities.

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