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Ryan to keep House Chaplain after he rescinded his resignation

Reverend Patrick J. Conroy, Chaplain of the U.S. House of Representatives, speaks to a crowd from a podium
Reverend Patrick J. Conroy. Photo: Bill Clark / CQ Roll Call via Getty Images

House Chaplain Rev. Patrick J. Conroy, who was abruptly dismissed by Speaker Paul Ryan last month, will stay on as House Chaplain according to a statement from Ryan.

In a letter to House leaders Thursday, Conroy — who has held the position since 2011 — rescinded his resignation following the outrage over his ouster, reports the Washington Post. He said: “I have never been disciplined, nor reprimanded, nor have I ever heard a complaint about my ministry during my time as House chaplain."

The details: Ryan said his decision to remove Conroy "was made in what I believed to be the best interest" of the House, and he will be sitting down with Conroy next week.

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