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News Release —  17 March 2014

Missionaries Who Are Not Citizens of Venezuela
Have Transferred Out of Country

Updated on 19 March 2014

Salt Lake City — 

UPDATE (19 March 2014 at 5:00 p.m. MST):

Due to the unrest in Venezuela, the Church has transferred missionaries who are not Venezuelan citizens to other missions in South America. However, more than 500 Venezuelan missionaries continue to share the gospel of Jesus Christ in their native country. These Venezuelan missionaries are in frequent communication with their mission presidents, and every effort is being made to keep them safe.

Read more about the Church in Venezuela.

(Lea la declaración en español.)

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UPDATE (17 March 2014 at 5:00 p.m. MST):

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has issued the following updated statement on the status of missionaries in Venezuela:

"Due to the unrest in Venezuela, the Church is transferring 152 missionaries who are not Venezuelan citizens to other missions in South America. Venezuelan missionaries are in frequent communication with their mission presidents, and every effort is being made to keep them safe.”

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