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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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Glenn Beck’s Tribute to the Late LDS President Gordon B. Hinckley

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 This is Mitt Romney’s Faith in America Speech

I think his explanations about how he feels about religion in America reflect pretty well how most Mormons feel about it.  They are generally tolerant of and support the agency of everyone to worship how, where, and what they please.

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Senator Harry Reid, the current highest ranking LDS official in the US Government gave a speech about his history and his conversion to the Mormon Religion, at BYU in October 2006.  Click the link below to watch it.

 Harry Reid Mormon Speech at BYU

It’s actually a pretty good speech.

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The Life of President Gordon B. Hinckley: 1910 – 2008

President Gordon B. Hinckley, who led The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints through twelve years of global expansion, has died at the age of 97.

President Hinckley was the 15th president in the 177-year history of the Church and had served as its president since 12 March 1995.

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President Hinckley influenced the lives of millions for good. He will be greatly missed and long remembered.

Beloved Church President, Gordon B. Hinckley, Dies at 97

President Gordon B. Hinckley, who led The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints through twelve years of global expansion, has died at the age of 97.

President Hinckley was the 15th president in the 177-year history of the Church and had served as its president since 12 March 1995.

The Church president died at his apartment in downtown Salt Lake City at 7:00 p.m. Sunday night from causes incident to age. Members of his family were at his bedside. A successor is not expected to be formally chosen by the Church’s Quorum of the Twelve Apostles until after President Hinckley’s funeral within the next few days. (Read Full Article)

President Gordon B. Hinckley

Here are some articles about President Hinckley, his life, and his legacy.

LDS Church President Gordon B. Hinckley dies

Milestones in the life of Gordon B. Hinckley

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