President Russell M. Nelson to introduce new LDS Church leadership in live broadcast Tuesday

Adam Fondren, Deseret News

The exterior of the Church Administration Building in Salt Lake City on Monday, Sept. 18, 2017.

SALT LAKE CITY — In an unprecedented move, President Russell M. Nelson, president of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, will introduce the new leadership of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Tuesday during a live broadcast at 9 a.m. Mountain Standard Time.

The message will be shared on all church broadcast, internet and social media channels in 29 languages. President Nelson’s message will be followed by a press conference at 10 a.m. MST.

The church has been without a First Presidency since the death of President Thomas S. Monson, the 16th president of the LDS Church, who died Jan. 2 at the age of 90. His funeral was held Friday in Salt Lake City.

The First Presidency was dissolved upon President Monson’s death. Since then, the church has been led by the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, an interim period referred to as “apostolic interregnum.”

The church issued a news release at 10 a.m. on Saturday with news of Tuesday’s broadcast and press conference. A church source confirmed to the Deseret News that the Tuesday events will introduce new church leadership.

The senior apostle of the church has been chosen to be the church’s president throughout its history. President Nelson is the faith’s senior apostle.

Follow all the news from the press conference at or by downloading the app. it will also be streamed live at

Tuesday’s message will aso be broadcast live on and on the church…

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