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The LDS Church issued a statement Sunday afternoon in response to the LDS prophets and apostles engage globally to stay informed, international faith that today numbers million members in more than countries. Some videos show LDS apostles and other senior church leaders meeting. Highlights from talks by prophets and apostles at the October General Conference. Prophets and Apostles Speak Today. Recent Messages from Prophets and Apostles. Living Witnesses of Jesus Christ Till We Meet Again. Thomas S.
An eight-year-old video leaked Sunday shows an assistant to the president of Brigham Young University briefing the committee on the global financial crisis soon after the collapse of Lehman Brothers and a week after the IMF warned of painful international consequences.
The committee meetings are informational. Decisions of the Twelve are made unanimously after deliberation by the entire quorum and none of the videos show declarations of church policy nor ecclesiastical direction.
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Two years ago, the Deseret News described how members of the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve remain up to date on world affairs and issues that affect Mormons and others. For example, in addition to receiving briefings from experts, they share with one another the firsthand lessons learned through their own frequent and extensive international travel.
Apostles each work six days a week, traveling about 44 weekends a year. They also make a constant effort to understand the ramifications of issues, educating themselves through reading, research and surveys.
They conduct regular video conferences with local church leaders around the globe. Church leaders also have a rich tradition dating back to Brigham Young of hosting world leaders in Salt Lake City.
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The church has a program that brings ambassadors from nations around the world to meet with apostles and speak at BYU. Mormon leaders also have worked for the past decade to build bridges of interreligious cooperation.
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Now Nelson, 90, has a 41 percent chance of assuming the Utah-based faith's top role, considered "prophet, seer and revelator" in the 15 million-member church. Nelson's chance was 19 percent before Packer's death.Priesthood: Prophets and Apostles
Those statistics are according to an algorithm by a Mormon statistician and blogger who goes by the name "Ziff. Oaks, 82, is 30 percent.
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The deaths of Packer and Perry in the past month changed the odds for the remaining apostles to become president of the church — next or someday. But for those immediately after him, particularly Elder Nelson, the change is really big.
Seniority is determined by the date on which a person was ordained to the Twelve, not by age. The Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, now numbering 14 and headed by the senior apostle, assumes Church leadership.
The senior apostle presides at a meeting of the Quorum of the Twelve to consider two alternative propositions: Should the First Presidency be reorganized at this time?
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Should the Church continue to function with the Quorum of the Twelve presiding? After discussion, a formal motion is made and accepted by the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles.
If a motion to reorganize the First Presidency is passed, the Quorum of the Twelve unanimously selects the new president of the Church.
The new president chooses two counselors and the three of them become the new First Presidency.