Three church officers have announced a reference panel’s decision on charges filed against the Rt. Rev. J. Jon Bruno, Bishop of Los Angeles.

In a letter to attorney William F. Kroener III of Sullivan and Cromwell LLP, who represents the parties trying to preserve the congregation of St. James the Great in its Newport Beach location, the leaders wrote on Aug. 10:

After a review of the materials collected, the Reference Panel has decided to respond to your allegations with “Conciliation pursuant to IV.10,” as found in IV.6. Sec. 8 (b). A process of Conciliation will be framed in the next few weeks, and it will be discussed with you and Bishop Bruno at that time. In the interim period, the Panel would like to urge all parties to consider their actions as they may be detrimental to the work of the Conciliation Process.

The full letter follows, as posted on Save St. James the Great’s website.

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Reference Panel Decision Letter