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Congressman Rob Bishop

Representing the 1st District of Utah

Bishop Statement on Release of Latter-day Saint Volunteers

March 20, 2019
Press Release

According to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, two church volunteers who had been detained in Novorossiysk, Russia have now been released and have left Russia. Following the news from the Church, Rep. Rob Bishop (UT-01) released this statement:

“I am pleased to learn of the safe release of these two young men. I admire their willingness to serve their fellow man and wish them the very best. I am also proud to come from a place where the spirit of volunteerism and missionary work is so interwoven into the fabric of our youth.”