Hundreds of thousands to converge on Salt Lake City for LDS Conference

More than 100,000 people are expected to converge on downtown Salt Lake City this weekend to attend the 180th Semiannual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Members of the LDS Church's First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles will speak during the five sessions conducted at the Conference Center Saturday and Sunday, with other speakers including church general authorities and leaders. Few, if any, new leadership callings are expected during this conference weekend. No vacancies exist in the First Presidency or Quorum of the Twelve — where the combined 15 men revered by Mormons as prophets, seers and revelators serve in lifelong callings — and most new calls to the Quorums of the Seventy have been sustained more recently in April conferences. Also, three of the church's five general auxiliary presidencies — the Primary, Sunday School and Young Men — were changed earlier this year, with the other two (Relief Society and Young Women) still within the five-year period that has been the traditional tenure of general auxiliary presidencies of late.
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