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In 2011, Father Patrick Conroy, a Jesuit priest affectionately known as Father Pat on Capitol Hill, became the chaplain of the House of Representatives. But Father Pat's time in service to Congress will soon come to an end thanks, according to the priest's resignation letter, to House Speaker Paul Ryan.

The move by the Wisconsin Republican House leader, which has come to light after NBC obtained a copy of the letter, has angered House members on both sides of the aisle.

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