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SALT LAKE CITY 4 February 2008 Thomas S. Monson is the new president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, it was announced today at a news conference in the Church Office Building. President Monson, 80, succeeds President Gordon B. Hinckley, who died 27 January.
The new world leader of the Church has called to serve with him in the First Presidency, the top governing body of the 13-million-member faith, President Henry B. Eyring, 74, first counselor, and President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, 67, second counselor.
President Boyd K. Packer, 83, is the new president of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. The vacancy in the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles will be filled later.

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Preparing for school took a different turn for thousands of teenage Mormon students who, some 12 hours earlier, had learned of the death of their Church president, Gordon B. Hinckley.

The students responded to a flood of text messages from teens in at least six states, suggesting they arrive at school in their “Sunday best,” rather than their accustomed jeans or other casual clothes, as a symbol of respect and honor to their deceased leader.

A few of these students shared their thoughts about President Gordon B. Hinckley.

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Steve Young, a former NFL quarterback, and Sharlene Hawkes, a former Miss America, address some of the common misconceptions people have about Mormons. Topics they address include Church growth, Christianity, polygamy, temples, humanitarian outreach, beliefs and family.

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Elder Quentin L. Cook of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles explains that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day has a long record of not interfering with public officials.

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Elder M. Russell Ballard of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles talks about the civic duty of Latter-day Saints.

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Elder M. Russell Ballard of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles discusses sustaining the U.S. constitution and its relation to religious freedom.

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Elder M. Russell Ballard of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles addresses what The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints political neutrality statement means for Mormons.

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