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LDS Church announces Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf's new duties

Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has received several key assignments following his service in the First Presidency, which were announced Monday, January 22, 2018. (Photo: KUTV)

(KUTV) - Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf is being kept busy since resuming membership into the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles following the announcement of the new First Presidency on Jan. 16, 2018.

The Church announced Monday that Uchtdorf is serving as the chair of the Missionary Executive Council, chair of the Correlation Executive Council and the primary contact for Europe and Europe East Areas.

He will represent the Office of the First Presidency and the Quorum of the Twelve by directing the global operation of all missionary activities of the Church.

Furthermore, the Correlation Executive Council reviews and approves all Church materials and products, a news release stated.

In a Tweet, Uchtdorf said that it was as joy to participate in the First Presidency's announcement and that he loved and sustained its new leadership.

Uchtdorf was sustained as a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on October 2, 2004.

He was called as the second counselor in the Church’s First Presidency on February 3, 2008, and served in that position until January 2018. He has served as a General Authority since April 1994, Mormonnewsroom.org states.

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