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Mormons Remove Church Leader For The First Time In Nearly 30 Years

James Hamula was ousted from a mid-level leadership council based on disciplinary action by the religion's highest leaders, a statement from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints says.

on Tuesday that James J. Hamula, a mid-level leader, had been excommunicated. What hasn't been confirmed is exactly why he was removed.

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