Elder Dallin H. Oaks and Elder M. Russell Ballard of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles organized the second stake in Rome, Italy, and the third stake in the Paris, France, area during a visit in September 2013 that also included meetings in Leeds and Manchester, England, and Madrid, Spain. A temple is under construction in Rome, and one will soon be built in Paris.
“The Church is alive and well and progressing impressively in Europe,” said Elder Oaks. Elder Ballard told the European members that the Church should “recognize the Lord is hastening His work of salvation and that we all have to be engaged.”
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