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Presiding Bishop

A General Authority in the Church. He has general responsibility over the temporal welfare of the Church (D&C 107:68). The Presiding Bishop and his counselors, who are also General Authorities, preside over the Aaronic Priesthood of the Church (D&C 68:16–17; 107:76, 87–88).

  • Edward Partridge to be ordained a bishop:D&C 41:9;
  • Bishops are to be called and set apart by the First Presidency:D&C 68:14–15;
  • Literal descendants of Aaron, who are firstborn, have the right to preside if called, set apart, and ordained by the First Presidency:D&C 68:16, 18–20;
  • May be tried only before the First Presidency:D&C 68:22–24; ( D&C 107:82; )