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News Release —  5 October 2013

Releases and Callings Announced at October 2013 General Conference

Salt Lake City — 

The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced various leadership changes at the Saturday afternoon session of the Church’s 183rd Semiannual General Conference being held this weekend.

First Quorum of the Seventy

Elder John B. Dickson, Elder Paul E. Koelliker and Elder F. Michael Watson of the First Quorum of the Seventy were released and granted emeritus status.

Second Quorum of the Seventy

Elder Kent D. Watson of the Second Quorum of the Seventy was released.

Area Seventies

Julio A. Angulo, 45, Bogota, Colombia; Peter F. Evans, 54, Salt Lake City, Utah and Gennady N. Podvodov, 47, Donetsk, Ukraine, were sustained as Area Seventies.

César H. Hooker and Craig T. Wright were released as Area Seventies.

Area Seventies give part-time voluntary Church service within their assigned geographic areas and support area presidencies in international areas.

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