MR says: “It takes empathy and action to influence the future of mankind based on dignity, honesty and eternal values — regardless of differences in politics, religion, race or cultural traditions,” President Uchtdorf said, speaking out for peace at a "Volkstrauertag" gathering. After the event, he shared this touching message on Facebook.
President Dieter F. Uchtdorf knows first-hand what it means to be a refugee. Twice during his childhood — during World War II and, later, the Cold War — he experienced the fear and uncertainty of being displaced from his homeland.
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Sadly, he said, the day of refugees did not end with either of those two historic and tragic events. Today there is a worldwide flow of refugees and emigrants. They need love, prayers, charity and compassion.
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That was the message President Uchtdorf, second counselor in the First Presidency, shared at the Nov. 15 "Volkstrauertag" gathering at the Fort Douglas Military Cemetery in Salt Lake City.