Calendar Item 1236

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The petition was amended as follows:
       a) Judicial Complaint-  If a complaint is based on allegations of one or more offenses listed in ¶ 2702, A complaint based on allegations that a bishop has committed one or more of the offenses listed in ¶ 2702 shall initially be served on the president and secretary of the College of Bishops. (or the two members of the College who are handling the complaint) may refer the complaint to a bishop from another jurisdictional or central conference, or Upon receipt of the complaint the president of the College of Bishops shall forthwith deliver a copy of the complaint to the respondent bishop, notify active bishops of the existence and nature of the complaint, and refer the complaint to an elder in full connection designated by the Board of Ordained Ministry  within the same jurisdictional  annual  or central conference, who shall serve as counsel for the Church. Counsel for the Church shall represent the interests of the Church in pressing claims of the person making the complaint. Counsel for the Church shall have the right to choose one assistant counsel without with voice who may be an attorney. ...