LDS Church President Thomas S. Monson released from hospital, spokesperson says

LDS Church President Thomas S. Monson released from hospital, according to spokesperson (Photo: KUTV)

(KUTV) — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints reports its president, Thomas S. Monson, was released from the hospital Wednesday evening and "plans to resume his normal schedule and duties today."

Monson was admitted to a local hospital April 3, after speaking at the semi-annual General Conference in Salt Lake City. Monson missed two of the weekend sessions, and the women's session the week earlier, but did speak briefly Saturday night and Sunday morning. He spoke on charity, love and kindness.

He also announced five new temples.

Monson, 89, serves as president of the church and is believed to be a prophet by members of the church.

Monson is the 16th president of the LDS church, holding the position since Feb. 3, 2008. He succeeded previous church president, Gordon B. Hinckley, for whom he had served as first counselor since 1995. Before that, Monson was also counselor to presidents Howard W. Hunter and Ezra Taft Benson.

He was born in Salt Lake City, on August 21, 1927.

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