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  • President Monson Gives Thanks at Groundbreaking


    Expressing appreciation for progress made since the Church’s “humble beginnings” in Italy, President Thomas S. Monson said he felt blessed to participate in the groundbreaking for the Rome Italy Temple. Watch video highlights of the prophet’s participation at the historic ceremony.

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  • Prophet Presides at Rome Italy Temple Groundbreaking


    A significant part of the ministry of modern-day prophets and apostles involves temples, where Latter-day Saints learn about Heavenly Father’s eternal plan for His children, where covenants are made and sacred ordinances performed. On Saturday, October 23, near Rome, Italy, Church President Thomas S. Monson presided over the groundbreaking for one of those temples.

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  • Ministry of Living Prophets and Apostles Reaches across the Earth


    Just as the ministry of the ancient apostles expanded from Palestine to other lands following Jesus Christ’s ascension, the ministry of apostles and prophets today extends from Church headquarters in the United States throughout the earth. When the Lord restored the office of apostle, he charged the modern apostles to be “special witnesses of the name of Christ in all the world” and to “build up the church and regulate all the affairs of the same in all nations” (Doctrine and Covenant 107:23, 33). The members of the First Presidency and the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are all ordained apostles. Their ministry reaches throughout the world in response to the charge given by the Lord.

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  • First Presidency Addresses General Conference


    Twice each year, tens of thousands gather to hear the words of prophets and apostles and other Church leaders at general conference in Salt Lake City, Utah. Millions more worldwide listen to and watch the conference on the Internet, television, and radio. The President of the Church and his two counselors addressed a variety of subjects at the conference. Read a summary of their talks.

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  • Apostles Speak at General Conference


    The Quorum of the Twelve Apostles joins the First Presidency and other Church leaders to address general conference, held twice each year in the Conference Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. At the most recent conference, held October 2–3, 2010, members of the Quorum of the Twelve, sustained by millions worldwide as prophets and apostles, offered counsel on a wide range of timely subjects of interest to those who follow Jesus Christ. Read a summary of their talks.

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