US Mormon church officials to announce new leadership Tuesday

00:16  14 january  2018
00:16  14 january  2018 Source:   ap.org

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SALT LAKE CITY – The Mormon church plans to announce its new leadership on Tuesday , acting in the wake of the death of President Thomas S. Monson. A statement issued Wednesday by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints says the announcement will be made by President

The Mormon church plans to announce its new leadership on Tuesday , acting in the wake of the death of President Thomas S. Monson. RELATED: Longtime church leader Russell M. Nelson, 93, expected to be next LDS president.

Mormon Tabernacle Choir performs during the opening session of the two-day Mormon church conference Saturday, April 2, 2016, in Salt Lake City. Mormon leaders are set to deliver guidance to their worldwide membership in a series of speeches this weekend during the religion's semiannual conference in Salt Lake City. © (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) Mormon Tabernacle Choir performs during the opening session of the two-day Mormon church conference Saturday, April 2, 2016, in Salt Lake City. Mormon leaders are set to deliver guidance to their worldwide membership in a series of speeches this weekend during the religion's semiannual conference in Salt Lake City. SALT LAKE CITY — The Mormon church plans to announce its new leadership on Tuesday, acting in the wake of the death of President Thomas S. Monson.

A statement issued Wednesday by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints says the announcement will be made by President Russell M. Nelson, who is the faith's senior apostle.

The church's statement says Nelson will address church members via live broadcast at 9 a.m. MST from Salt Lake City on satellite feeds and the church's social media and online channels.

Monson died Jan. 2 at age 90 after nearly a decade leading the church. Approximately 11,000 people attended a funeral Friday.

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