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December 4th, 2011
01:45 PM ET

Eddie Long to take time off after divorce filing

By the CNN Wire Staff

Atlanta (CNN) - Bishop Eddie Long, head of one of the nation's largest mega churches, announced Sunday he will take "time off" from the pulpit to work on his family.

The announcement came three days after his wife Vanessa filed for divorce.

Although her husband's church issued a statement Friday, attributed to Vanessa Long, saying she was withdrawing the divorce petition, her attorney said she was proceeding with it.

Read the full post about Eddie Long's announcement
- CNN Belief Blog Co-Editor

Filed under: Christianity • Georgia • Leaders

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