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Why an Apostle Attended Mass Last Week

Elder M. Russell Ballard of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints attended the installation mass for Archbishop John C. Wester today in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The afternoon mass was held at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi in Santa Fe.

Archbishop Wester was formerly the bishop of Salt Lake City, where he established close friendships with Mormon leaders and clergy of other faiths in Utah. Joining Elder Ballard at the mass was Bishop Scott B. Hayashi of the Episcopal Diocese of Utah.

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