US Mormon President Thomas Monson dies aged 90 in Utah: church

11:05  03 january  2018
11:05  03 january  2018 Source:   reuters.com

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Thomas S. Monson , the President of the Mormon Church , Has Died at 90 . Thomas Monson , president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, speaks at the Church 's 181st Semiannual General Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah on Oct.

(Reuters) - The leader of the Mormon church , Thomas Monson , has died at his home in Salt Lake City, Utah , the church said on Wednesday. He was 90 .

a man wearing a suit and tie: President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Thomas Monson gives a talk at the fourth session of the 181st Semiannual General Conference in Salt Lake City © REUTERS/George Frey President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Thomas Monson gives a talk at the fourth session of the 181st Semiannual General Conference in Salt Lake City

Jan 3 (Reuters) - Mormon President Thomas Monson, who headed one of the world’s fastest growing and most affluent religions, has died at his home in Salt Lake City, Utah, the church said on Wednesday.

Monson, who was 90, became the church's 16th president in 2008. His predecessor Gordon Hinckley died aged 97 in late 2007.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - as the religion is officially known - has a global membership of 15.8 million, more than half of whom live outside the United States, its country of origin.

Monson died on Tuesday evening surrounded by his family, the church said in a statement on its website.

(Reporting by Brendan O'Brien in Milwaukee; Editing by Alison Williams and John Stonestreet)

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