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A new Bible for a new U.S. president

Bishop Gregory Palmer, president of the United Methodist Council of Bishops, signs a Holy Bible to be presented to the next president of the United States. Palmer signed the Bible on Nov. 3, one day before voters were to choose between John McCain and Barack Obama. The Council of Bishops is meeting Nov. 2-7 in St. Simons Island, Ga. The bishops have a long tradition of presenting the country's newly elected president with a Bible signed by the denomination's bishops.
A UMNS photo by Linda Green.

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