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    Thomas S. Monson, Mormon church president, dead at 90
    Thomas S. Monson, the president of the Mormon church -- The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints -- died late Tuesday at the age of 90, the church announced.

    The Salt Lake Tribune notes that, "During Monson's nearly 10-year tenure Mormonism faced some of the most intense public scrutiny in its history from a divisive vote over gay marriage to high-profile Mormon candidacies for president and a hotly debated policy for same-sex couples and their children. Still, the private prophet stayed largely behind the scenes, showing up unexpectedly at funerals, comforting the bereaved, visiting the sick and, before her death, caring for his wife, Frances."

    CBS Salt Lake City affiliate KUTV reports the church issued a statement saying Monson died "at 10:01 pm in his home in Salt Lake City. He was with family at the time of his passing. He died at age 90 from causes incident to age. President Monson ... leaves behind a legacy of service and good works. A successor is not expected to be formally chosen by the Church's Quorum of the Twelve Apostles until after President Monson's funeral."
    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/thomas-...ident-dead-90/



    President Thomas S. Monson, 16th prophet of the LDS Church, dies after a lifetime spent going 'to the rescue'
    https://www.deseretnews.com/article/...he-rescue.html


  • #2
    Originally posted by Sparko View Post
    Thomas S. Monson, Mormon church president, dead at 90
    Thomas S. Monson, the president of the Mormon church -- The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints -- died late Tuesday at the age of 90, the church announced.

    The Salt Lake Tribune notes that, "During Monson's nearly 10-year tenure Mormonism faced some of the most intense public scrutiny in its history from a divisive vote over gay marriage to high-profile Mormon candidacies for president and a hotly debated policy for same-sex couples and their children. Still, the private prophet stayed largely behind the scenes, showing up unexpectedly at funerals, comforting the bereaved, visiting the sick and, before her death, caring for his wife, Frances."

    CBS Salt Lake City affiliate KUTV reports the church issued a statement saying Monson died "at 10:01 pm in his home in Salt Lake City. He was with family at the time of his passing. He died at age 90 from causes incident to age. President Monson ... leaves behind a legacy of service and good works. A successor is not expected to be formally chosen by the Church's Quorum of the Twelve Apostles until after President Monson's funeral."
    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/thomas-...ident-dead-90/



    President Thomas S. Monson, 16th prophet of the LDS Church, dies after a lifetime spent going 'to the rescue'
    https://www.deseretnews.com/article/...he-rescue.html
    The underlined part reminds me of how they used to list the cause of death as "old age."

    I'm always still in trouble again

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    • #3
      Originally posted by rogue06 View Post
      The underlined part reminds me of how they used to list the cause of death as "old age."
      is that because they don't want to give the impression that God would give the LDS president some terminal disease?

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Sparko View Post
        is that because they don't want to give the impression that God would give the LDS president some terminal disease?
        Meh. But they might not like for it to be known what exactly he died of it it turns out to be something like but not limited to a type of dementia like Alzheimer's disease which could lead to questions that the leadership would rather not delve into.

        But this is nothing but speculation


        Still, other accounts I've seen say nothing more than "natural causes"

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        • #5
          He was very old. May God have mercy on his soul.
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          • #6
            I pray that he accepted the true Christ before his death. Otherwise, I'll mourn for more than his passing.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Thespia View Post
              He was very old. May God have mercy on his soul.
              Apparently his likely successor is even older at 93.

              I'm always still in trouble again

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              • #8
                Originally posted by rogue06 View Post
                Apparently his likely successor is even older at 93.
                Yep, it goes to whoever survived the longest.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by ke7ejx View Post
                  Yep, it goes to whoever survived the longest.
                  wow. How do they actually pick the great poobah? a committee? or just whoever is the oldest in the leadership?

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Sparko View Post
                    wow. How do they actually pick the great poobah? a committee? or just whoever is the oldest in the leadership?
                    The Quorum sustains who ever is highest in the new pecking order.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by ke7ejx View Post
                      The Quorum sustains who ever is highest in the new pecking order.
                      do they actually peck each other?

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by ke7ejx View Post
                        Yep, it goes to whoever survived the longest.
                        Are there any exceptions for poor health?
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by ke7ejx View Post
                          The Quorum sustains who ever is highest in the new pecking order.
                          As long as they are healthy -- and the next in line is regarded as being a healthy 93.

                          I'm always still in trouble again

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by rogue06 View Post
                            As long as they are healthy -- and the next in line is regarded as being a healthy 93.
                            so... then, who is going to be the leader next year?

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Sparko View Post
                              do they actually peck each other?
                              If anyone dares question or dissent, you bet.
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