President Hinckley Dedicates the Manhattan New York Temple

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President Gordon B. Hinckley, leader of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, dedicated the Manhattan New York Temple today in four sessions. The dedication follows a month-long open house attended by 53,000. Prominent business, government, diplomatic and religious leaders were among those who attended the open house.
Prior to the first dedicatory session, a traditional cornerstone ceremony took place in the temple lobby.

Accompanying President Hinckley in New York were Church leaders Elder Robert D. Hales, of the Church's Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, and Elder David R. Stone, a Seventy and a member of the North America Northeast Area Presidency. Also attending were President John R. Stone (recently named president of the Manhattan New York Temple) and many local and regional leaders of the Church. The dedication was broadcast to thousands of Latter-day Saints in chapels throughout the New York region.

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