Due to the limitations of his age, President Thomas S. Monson will no longer attend regular meetings held at the Church offices, according to a recent statement.
President Thomas S. Monson, leader of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will no longer come to the church offices to attend meetings on a regular basis "because of limitations incident to his age," LDS Church officials said Tuesday.
President Monson, 89, will remain at his home for the foreseeable future, officials added.
“He communicates and confers with his counselors on matters as needed,” Church officials said in a statement. “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 the event of President Monson’s absence, President Henry B. Eyring, first counselor in the First Presidency, and President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, second counselor in the First Presidency, will oversee the responsibilities of the church.