More information on Presidents’ Monson, Obama meeting Monday

by | Jul. 20, 2009

Mormons We Know

President Thomas S. Monson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is scheduled to meet with President Barack Obama at the White House today.

The two will be joined in the Oval Office by Elder Dallin H. Oaks of the church's Quorum of the Twelve and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev. Reid, a member of the LDS Church, helped arrange today's meeting.

The 1:30 p.m. Eastern Time meeting — described simply as "a courtesy visit" by a church spokesman — will be the first interaction between the first-year U.S. president and President Monson, who became the church's 16th president in February 2008. The Washington, D.C., meeting will be closed to the media.

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