Latter-day Saint Life

Elder Uchtdorf Attends Historic Meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Discusses Religious Freedom


"Freedom of religion is inseparable from the fundamental right of all—whether religious or not—to think, express and act upon what you are deeply convinced of," Elder Uchtdorf . He recently became the first LDS Church leader ever to meet with a German chancellor. 

For the first time, a German chancellor has met with a senior LDS Church leader.

Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, invited Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf of the Church's Quorum of the Twelve Apostles to join him in Berlin on Friday for a meeting with Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Hatch, a member of the board of directors for the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, and Elder Uchtdorf also visited the Sachsenhausen concentration camp in Oranienburg, Germany, where they laid a wreath to honor Holocaust victims.

Lead image from Deseret News
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