Replacing 90-Year-Old Leader With a 93-Year Old

@FourWalls (12920)
United States
January 3, 2018 8:32am CST
The president is dead. The president of the Mormon church, that is. Thomas S. Monson, the 16th president of the church headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, died last night (1/2) mountain time (early this morning eastern time), "of issues relative to old age." According to the news reports in the heavily-Mormon state, the heir apparent to the 90-year-old is Russell Nelson, "next in line" in terms of seniority in the church leadership. Nelson, a former cardiologist, is 93. Hey, makes sense to me!
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@amadeo (61644)
• United States
3 Jan
are they in state of mind there.I am sure it is not New York state of mind
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@FourWalls (12920)
• United States
3 Jan
Look at the bright side: you’re too young to apply for the job.
@JohnRoberts (52196)
• Los Angeles, California
3 Jan
I guess longevity really counts there.
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• United States
12 Jan
i don't understand why any organization wants leaders of that advanced age-they might be out of touch. and that includes congress and the popes.poor john paul 2 looked like they needed to prop him up with a stick after awhile.
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@teamfreak16 (40502)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
16 Jan
And the next guy behind him is 95! Seriously, I have no idea.
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@Srbageldog (8230)
• United States
4 Jan
Makes as much sense as their religion.
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@Plethos (9615)
• United States
3 Jan
i knew of this some minutes after an official release, my gf is mormon and they have some sort of e-mailer/social media form of way to get the information out to the congregation.
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@Corbin5 (99944)
• United States
3 Jan
Oh well, hope the 93-year-old has quite a few years left in him.
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@franxav (4723)
3 Jan
Interesting. Usually, people would go for a younger person.
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