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Leadership Changes Announced at October 2017 General Conference

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News Release from Mormon Newsroom

President Henry B. Eyring of the First Presidency announced the following changes to Church leadership at the Saturday afternoon session of the 187th Semiannual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

General Authority Seventies

The following General Authority Seventies were released and given emeritus status:

Area Seventies

The following Area Seventies were released:

  • Pedro U. Adduru
  • Detlef H. Adler
  • Angel H. Alarcon
  • Winsor Balderrama
  • Robert M. Call
  • Christopher Charles
  • Gene R. Chidester
  • Ralph L. Dewsnup
  • Ángel A. Duarte
  • Peter F. Evans
  • Francisco D. N. Granja
  • Yuriy A. Gushchin
  • Clifford T. Herbertson
  • Aniefiok Udo Inyon
  • Luiz M. Leal
  • Alejandro Lopez
  • L. Jean Claude Mabaya
  • Declan O. Madu
  • Alexander T. Mestre
  • Jared R. Ocampo
  • Andrew M. O’Riordan
  • Jesús A. Ortiz
  • Abenir V. Pajaro
  • Siu Hong Pon
  • Robert C. Rhien
  • Jorge Luis Romeu
  • Jorge L. Saldívar
  • Ciro Schmeil
  • Alin Spannaus
  • Moroni B. Torgan
  • Steven L. Toronto
  • Ricardo Valladares

And the following individual was called as an Area Seventy:

  • Torben Engbjerg


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