Mormon Church leaders congratulate Obama on victory

Published 11/06 2012 11:59PM

Updated 11/07 2012 12:10AM

Salt Lake City Temple at Night
Salt Lake City Temple at Night/Don Hudson
SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 News) - Leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints issued a statement congratulating President Obama on his re-election.

The statement was attributed to The First Presidency and the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles.

"We congratulate President Obama on winning a second term as President of the United States.

After a long campaign, this is now a time for Americans to come together. It is a long tradition among Latter-day Saints to pray for our national leaders in our personal prayers and in our congregations. We invite Americans everywhere, whatever their political persuasion, to pray for the President, for his administration and the new Congress as they lead us through difficult and turbulent times. May our national leaders reflect the best in wisdom and judgment as they fulfill the great trust afforded to them by the American people.

We also commend Governor Romney for engaging at the highest level of our democratic process which, by its nature, demands so much of those who offer themselves for public service. We wish him and his family every success in their future endeavors."

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