Paul Ryan responded by saying he accepted the decision by the Rev Patrick Conroy following an effort to oust him in April

The chaplain of the House of Representatives, the Rev Patrick Conroy, revoked his resignation on Thursday, forcing the House speaker, Paul Ryan, to back down from an effort to oust him.

In a letter, the Jesuit priest said that a top Ryan aide told him “maybe it’s time that we had a chaplain that wasn’t a Catholic” while asking for his resignation. Conroy also said that the Ryan aide, Jonathan Burks, mentioned a prayer that Conroy gave in November 2017 that the tax bill have no “winners or losers” as well as an interview he gave to National Journal.

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