Moments before President Russell M. Nelson departed the world capital of Christianity on Monday, he bestowed added significance on three landmark days surrounding the dedication ceremonies for the Rome Italy Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
"This is a hinge point in the history of the church. Things are going to move forward at an accelerated pace, of which this is a part," he said, later adding, "The church is going to have an unprecedented future, unparalleled; we're just building up to what's ahead now."
Besides capping a weekend that included President Nelson's formal audience with Pope Francis at the Vatican, the statement also recalled his zestful November declaration that church members should eat their vitamin pills and get their rest because the church's future is exciting.
Story by Tad Walch, Deseret News
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