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Funeral for Mormon leader Boyd K. Packer slated for Friday

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Funeral services for Mormon leader Boyd K. Packer, president of the faith's highest governing body, will be held next week.<p>Church officials say services are scheduled for Friday at the Tabernacle on Temple Square in Salt Lake City.<p>The 11 a.m. service will be open to the public …

Boyd K. Packer dies at 90; Mormon leader next in line to be church president

High-ranking Mormon leader Boyd K. Packer, a strict conservative who was next in line to be president of the church, died Friday at his home, said the Salt Lake City-based Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in a statement. He was 90.<p>The death was attributed to age-related causes.<p>Packer, …

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Where Mormon Feminists Stand A Year After Kate Kelly's Excommunication

Nancy Ross was sitting next to Kate Kelly at an Ordain Women board meeting in Salt Lake City on June 23, 2014, when Kelly learned that she had been excommunicated from the LDS Church.<p>Kelly began to tear up at the email from her Mormon bishop, and soon most of the nine or so board members around the …

Top Mormon leader L. Tom Perry dies from cancer

Mormon leader L. Tom Perry, a member of the faith's highest governing body, has died from cancer. He was 92.<p>Perry died Saturday surrounded by his family at his Salt Lake City home, church spokesman Eric Hawkins said in a statement.<p>Perry was diagnosed with cancer in late April after being …