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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