LDS Church president will not attend General Conference

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 Utah) – The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints says President Thomas S. Monson will not be attending General Conference this weekend.

Church officials confirmed Monson’s upcoming absence and referred to a statement released on his health in May.

"Because of limitations incident to his age, President Monson is no longer attending meetings at the Church offices on a regular basis.  He communicates and confers with his counselors on matters as needed.  President Monson is grateful that the work of the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles continues without interruption.  He appreciates the prayers and support of Church members."

Church officials also released a statement about the health of Apostle Robert D. Hales. They say he was admitted to the hospital for treatment for pulmonary and other conditions. Elder Hales will also be absent at this weekend's general conference. 

The 187th Semiannual General Conference will be held in the Conference Center Auditorium Saturday and Sunday, September 30 and October 1, 2017. 


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