Gordon B. Hinckley

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New Mormon Prez Vows to Stay the Course

Church picks Monson, 80, who displays old-fashioned style

(Newser) - The new Mormon church president vowed to stay the course with "no abrupt changes" in policy after he was inaugurated this morning, the Deseret Morning News reports. Thomas S. Monson, 80, an old-fashioned storyteller who enjoys quoting Dickens, asked for God's "spirit in my heart and angels round... More »

Top Mormon Leader Hinckley Dead at 97

President-prophet brought church closer to American mainstream

(Newser) - Gordon B. Hinckley, at 97 the longest-lived president-prophet in the history of the Mormon church, died yesterday of complications of old age. Hinckley, whose energy and extensive world travels earned comparisons to Pope John Paul II, oversaw his church for 12 years during an era of unprecedented growth, the Los ... More »

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