Dr. Russell M. Nelson named president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

SALT LAKE CITY – After Thomas S. Monson’s passing on Jan. 2, Russell M. Nelson was officially named as the 17th president and prophet of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (often referred to as the Mormons) recently. The new leader of the global faith, which includes more than 16 million members, has named Dallin H. Oaks, 85, and Henry B. Eyring, 84, to serve with him as his first and second counselors in the First Presidency, the Church’s highest governing body.

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