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Thursday, July 16, 2015

Russell M. Nelson set apart as President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

Hello, all. It's early in the morning of Thursday July 16, and I am posting for a very exciting reason: Yesterday (Wednesday), Elder Russell Marion Nelson, the most senior apostle next to President Thomas S. Monson, was officially set apart by President Monson as the new President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. He had become the de facto Quorum President and had functioned as such since President Boyd K. Packer died on July 3, but now it's official. At age 90 (he'll be 91 on September 9), he becomes one of the oldest men to be set apart as Quorum President. All reports say his health is very good, so I'm sure he'll be the Quorum President for at least 5 years, possibly more. He may even live to break Elder David B. Haight's record as oldest living apostle. He will reach that milestone on August 8, 2022. Now we just need to wait until October to find out who the new apostles will be (though there's always a chance that they may be called sooner). I will endeavor to keep you updated on apostolic news as it happens. Until I write again, all the best!