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Pres. Monson opens 180th General Conference

The president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints thanked members Saturday for their dedication to their faith and service at the start of the 180th Annual General Conference.

"Thank you my brothers and sisters for your faith and devotion," President Thomas S. Monson said. "You serve willingly and well and accomplish great good."

Pres. Monson also encouraged members to reach out to new converts and those making their way back into the church as he opened the conference Saturday morning.

The event comes days before the church marks the 180th anniversary of its founding -- April 6 -- by Joseph Smith, Jr.

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