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President Thomas S. Monson Remains In Hospital

Apr 5, 2017


The president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Thomas S. Monson, remains in the hospital since being admitted Monday evening.

Church officials said in a statement that President Monson wasn’t feeling well when admitted on Monday. He has since received treatment and fluids but remains hospitalized.

 

During this past weekend’s semi-annual General Conference, Monson was absent from two of the five sessions. A spokesperson said he was “weary but well.”

 

He did speak twice, once at the Priesthood Meeting Saturday night and again Sunday morning when he announced four new temples and shared a brief message.

 

“I maintain that a strong testimony of our Savior Jesus Christ, and of his gospel, will help us through to safety," Monson said.

 

Both talks were around four minutes in length, much shorter than his typical 20 minute talks in years past.

 

The 89-year-old church leader has served as president of the Mormon Church since 2008 following the death of Gordon B. Hinckely.

 

Monson has spent more than half of his life serving in full-time church leadership since he was called to be an apostle in 1963.