LDS church officials to announce new leadership Tuesday

President Russell M. Nelson speaks during funeral service for President Thomas S. Monson

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints plans to announce its new leadership on Tuesday, acting in the wake of the death of President Thomas S. Monson.

A statement issued Saturday by the church says the announcement will be made by President Russell M. Nelson, who is the faith's senior apostle.

Pres. Nelson will address church members via live broadcast at 9 a.m. MST from Salt Lake City on satellite feeds and the church's social media and online channels. A press conference will follow at 10 a.m.

Monson died Jan. 2 at age 90 after nearly a decade leading the church. He was laid to rest on Friday.

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