Monson, president of the Mormon church, dies at 90

Monson, president of the Mormon church, dies at 90

She said, "Over the past few years, as Salt Lake City has dealt with critical issues, most notably homelessness, the LDS Church has responded with a high level of compassion and resolve set clearly by President Monson and his deep concern for those less fortunate".

The man is the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints President Thomas S. Monson.

The church was founded in 1830 in upstate NY and a year ago was reported to have 15.8 million members all over the world, including the 2012 Republican presidential nominee and former MA governor Mitt Romney and the actress Katherine Heigl.

Monson, president and so-called prophet of the Mormon Church, wrote a letter in 2008 encouraging California Mormons to donate money and vote in favor of Proposition 8, which banned gay marriage. The announcement of his death garnered an outpouring of reactions and remembrances from various Mormon politicians, according to Fox13.

President Nelson has already used his position as the church's senior apostle to endorse the teachings of President Monson as divinely inspired.

"He also served as president of the LDS Church's Canadian Mission, headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, from 1959 to 1962".

During his tenure, the church faced intense public scrutiny as it dealt with questions on same-sex marriage, same-sex couples and baptising their children.

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Talking to the Salt Lake Tribune, Nelson said: "Each of us during that sacred moment felt a spiritual confirmation". Monson called for introspection for Mormonism support of slavery and promotion of polygamy.

Pres. Thomas S. Monson visits with Margaret Bury at her retirement reception in July 2007.

Although many years had gone by since his 85 widows had passed away, he filled his life with dedicated service; loyal to the end of his life to friends he met early on in life or in later years.

Brought up in Salt Lake City, Monson was designated in 1963 to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, the congregation's second-most noteworthy overseeing body after the three-man First Presidency. Frances died in 2013 at the age of 85. President Monson had served in the role Mormons regard as "prophet, seer, and revelator" for almost a decade. Orrin Hatch, who said of Monson, "Service was his motto and humility his hallmark".

He also created more conciliation for historical tragedies. His successor will be named following his funeral on January 12. "How will they balance the new president?" His death was announced by a church spokesperson and on the organization's official Twitter feed.

A church representative said Monson died of "causes incident to age".

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