SALT LAKE CITY — The Church of Jesus-Christ of Latter-day Saints today updated the status of church leader, President Thomas S. Monson.
In a statement, the church said “Because of limitations incident to his age, President Monson is no longer attending meetings at the Church offices on a regular basis. He communicates and confers with his counselors on matters as needed. President Monson is grateful that the work of the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles continues without interruption. He appreciates the prayers and support of Church members.”
In April, President Monson was hospitalized for a short time after church officials said he wasn’t feeling well after speaking at the Church’s annual general conference. When he was released from the hospital, the Church stated he would resume his day-to-day activities.
President Monson is 89 and has served as President of the LDS Church since February of 2008.