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6 new Area Seventies called in general conference leadership meeting

From left to right, top: Area Seventies Elder Willy Binene, Elder Bernhard Cziesla, Elder Yves S. Weidmann; bottom: Elder Sione Tuione, Elder Ricardo J. Battista, and Elder Nathan R. Emery.
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On Thursday morning the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced the calls of six Area Seventies during the first session of the October 2022 general conference leadership meetings.

Area Seventies

From the Third Quorum (Africa Central, Africa South, and Africa West Areas):

Elder Willy Binene
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Willy Binene, 53, Kananga, the Democratic Republic of the Congo; coordinator, Seminaries and Institutes; recently released as Church History regional director; former district president, stake president, and mission president; wife: Lilly; four children.

From the Seventh Quorum (Europe Central, Europe East, Europe North, and the Middle East/Africa North Areas):

Elder Bernhard Cziesla
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Bernhard Cziesla, 57, Jakobwüllesheim, Germany; director, Toyota Financial Services Europe & Africa; currently serving as a counselor in a mission presidency; former bishop, high councilor, counselor in a stake presidency, and stake president; wife: Daniela; two children.

Elder Yves S. Weidmann
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Yves S. Weidmann, 46, Burgdorf, Switzerland; head of Governmental Affairs and member of the executive board, Interpharma; currently serving as ward Primary teacher; former bishop and stake president; wife: Yvonne; two children.

From the Eighth Quorum (Pacific and Philippines Areas):

Elder Sione Tuione
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Sione Tuione, 50, Auckland, New Zealand; area Leader and Member Support coordinator, Pacific Area office; currently serving as bishop; former high councilor, stake president, and mission president; wife: Moala; five children.

From the Ninth Quorum (South America Northwest and South America South Areas):

Elder Ricardo J. Battista
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Ricardo J. Battista, 64, Buenos Aires, Argentina; industrial fuel measurement technician, Metrogas S.A.; currently serving as FSY area coordinator; former bishop, high councilor, stake presidency first counselor, and stake presidency second counselor; wife: Myriam; three children.

From the Tenth Quorum (North America Central, North America Northeast, and North America Southeast Areas)

Elder Nathan R. Emery
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Nathan R. Emery, 52, Belleair, Florida; ophthalmologist, self-employed; currently serving as service mission leader; former bishop, bishopric counselor, and stake president; wife: Lori Ann; three children.

Read the announcement about the newly called Area Seventies on Church Newsroom.

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