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President Monson to return to his beloved Germany

October 03, 2012
source: Salt Lake Tribune


MR says: The fact that there is a full week between Pres. Monson’s meetings in Berlin and Munich has generated lots of speculation among German Latter-day Saints.

Soon after this weekend’s LDS General Conference, church President Thomas S. Monson will be jetting off to Germany, a country that has played a pivotal role in his life and faith.

In the mid-1970s, Monson, then an LDS apostle, worked behind-the-scenes with government officials in what was then East Germany to build a Mormon temple in that country. That dream came to fruition in 1983, when Monson prayed at the groundbreaking for a temple in Freiberg. It was dedicated in 1985.

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