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In this Saturday, Oct. 6, 2007 picture, Thomas S. Monson, the First Counselor of the Mormon church, laughs while waiting for the start of the 177th semi-annual general conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Salt Lake C
Thomas S. Monson will serve the rest of his life as the president and prophet of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Saints.
NEXT IN LINE: Apostle Thomas Monson, 80, will likely become the Mormon church’s 16th president and prophet.
Mormon church president Thomas S. Monson speaks during the morning session of the 182nd Semiannual General Conference for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Conference Center in Salt Lake City on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012. Monson says that the faith will lower its minimum age requirement for missionaries from 19 to 18 for men and from 21 to 19 for women. (AP Photo/The Deseret News, Laura Seitz)
SALT LAKE CITY — Mormon church president Thomas S. Monson on Saturday announced plans to build five new temples in the United States and abroad. Temples will be built in Brigham City, Utah; Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; Concepcion, Chile; Fortaleza, Brazil; and Sapporo, Japan, Monson said.
Pictured from left to right, are Thomas S. Monson, the late Gordon B. Hinckley and Henry B. Eyring. Photo courtesy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
SALT LAKE CITY — Salt Lake City bookseller Deseret Book says it will publish the official biography of Mormon church President Thomas S. Monson in September.
Deseret Book President and CEO Sheri Dew announced the book's release on Thursday. The 608-page volume goes on sale Sept. 27.
Award-winning author and screenwriter Heidi S. Swinton wrote the book, which is titled, "To the Rescue: The Biography of Thomas S. Monson."
The 82-year-old Monson is the 16th president of Utah-based Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Head of the 13.5-million member faith since 2008.
Deseret Book is a church-owned publishing company.
SALT LAKE CITY — The Mormon church will lower its minimum age requirements for missionaries from 19 to 18 for men and from 21 to 19 for women, the faith's president announced Saturday.
People gather inside the Conference Center during the 183rd Annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Saturday, April 6, 2013, in Salt Lake City. The Mormon church is planning to build two new temples in Rio de Janeiro and Cedar City, Utah. The faith's president, Thomas S. Monson, announced the new temples on Saturday during the 183rd semi-annual general conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. More than 100,000 members of the church have gathered in Salt Lake City to hear words of inspiration and guidance for daily living from the faith's senior leaders. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
Sister Fabiola Chavarria of Bolivia, Fla. and her teaching companion Sister Hyuna Yoon of South Korea, talk with friends at Temple Square during the afternoon session of the182nd Semiannual General Conference for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Conference Center in Salt Lake City on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012. LDS Church President Thomas S. Monson announced Saturday that young women, who have not been eligible for full-time missionary service until age 21, may now begin their service at age 19. Sisters Chavarria and Yoon both were excited about the announcement and said what a privilege it was to serve the Lord. The two have been on their mission in Salt Lake City for less than a year. (AP Photo/The Salt Lake Tribune, Laura Seitz)
SALT LAKE CITY — The renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir has marked a broadcasting milestone — 80 straight years of music and religious messages on radio and television.
SALT LAKE CITY — Mormon church President Thomas S. Monson urged his faith's followers to embrace the power of prayer and to reach out to people in need.
SALT LAKE CITY -- Mormons should dedicate their lives to serving others and avoid becoming caught up in the details of daily life that could detract from their role as the "Lord's hand" on earth, the church's president said Sunday.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints plans to build two new temples in Arizona, one of them in Gilbert, officials said.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints plans to build two new temples in Arizona, one of them in Gilbert, officials said. That would double the number of temples in the East Valley, as Mesa’s temple celebrated the 80th anniversary of its dedication last fall.
California's medical-marijuana law would seem a classic case of states' rights.
SALT LAKE CITY — For the first time in the event's 183-year history, a woman led a prayer Saturday at the semiannual gathering of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
The Mormon church’s emphasis on precise order when choosing a deceased church president and prophet’s successor leaves Thomas Monson as the most likely choice for its next leader.
SALT LAKE CITY — Mormons should cling to their faith and church teachings in order to weather the problems and temptations they face daily in a tumultuous world, the church's president said at the close of a two-day church conference Sunday.
SALT LAKE CITY - Mormon Latinos have launched a letter-writing campaign to Latter Day Saints Church President Thomas S. Monson, urging him to spell out the faith's position on immigration law, an issue they say is dividing the church
SALT LAKE CITY - Mormon church president Thomas S. Monson said Saturday the church has plans to build five new temples worldwide, three abroad and two in the United States.
SALT LAKE CITY -- Five years ago, as Republicans were getting to know Mitt Romney, a Gallup poll showed 30 percent of GOP voters expressly saying they wouldn't vote for a Mormon for president.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will build another new temple in Arizona, this one in Phoenix, President Thomas S. Monson announced Friday. The news follows a decision by church leaders last month to bring two other temples to Arizona, one in Gilbert and the other in the Gila Valley.
SALT LAKE CITY - The 95-year-old president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints underwent surgery at a Salt Lake City hospital to remove a cancerous portion of his colon, church officials said.
More than 800 pastors, mostly evangelical Christian clergy, gathered at the Arizona Biltmore Resort in Phoenix Thursday to hear how important they will be in getting their parishioners and the state's voters to make marriage limited to one man and one woman.