Russell M. Nelson Set Apart as New President of the Twelve Apostles

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Mormon Newsroom reported that Russell M. Nelson was set apart as the new President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles July 15, 2015.

This news comes after the death of the former President, Boyd K. Packer on July 3, 2015.

Mormon Newsroom explained the duties that Nelson will now undertake,

In addition to their primary responsibility to be special witnesses of the name of Christ throughout the world, the apostles have heavy administrative responsibilities as they oversee the orderly progress and development of the global Church.

To read the full press release, go to Mormon Newsroom.

Bridget is a newsroom writer at She graduated in April 2015 from Brigham Young University in communications with an emphasis of public relations. She served a Spanish speaking LDS mission in McAllen, Texas. She is a skilled pianist and an expert baker of chocolate chip cookies.