Latter-day Saint Life

Sister Nelson, Sister Oaks Talk to Italian Journalist on Women, Equality Within Church


The greatest hero of women is the Savior Jesus Christ, said Sister Wendy Nelson during an interview with an Italian newspaper correspondent on March 11.

Because of that “it is great to be a woman in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.”

Sister Nelson, the wife of President Russell M. Nelson, and Sister Kristen M. Oaks, the wife of President Dallin H. Oaks of the First Presidency, met with Paolo Mastrolilli, the New York correspondent for the national Italian newspaper La Stampa.

The interview in the lobby of the Church’s new Rome Italy Temple followed an interview with President Nelson, President Oaks and President Henry B. Eyring.

In response to a question about the roles and responsibilities of women in the Church, Sister Nelson told Mastrolilli that women in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints actually do many things that women pastors in other religious organizations do.

Story by Sara Jane Weaver. Lead image from Church News.
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