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LDS church announces membership numbers, new leadership callings

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Posted at 3:09 PM, Apr 07, 2013
and last updated 2013-04-07 17:09:45-04

SALT LAKE CITY — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day saints announced new leadership callings and released a statistical report on the church’s membership at their 183rd Annual General Conference.

According to a press release from the LDS church, as of December 2012 the church has a worldwide total membership of 14,782,473.

The LDS church has baptized 272,330 new converts, and they have 58,990 full-time missionaries. There are also 22,961 service missionaries.

They dedicated four temples in 2012:  Kansas City, Missouri; Manaus, Brazil; Brigham City, Utah; and Calgary, Alberta. In addition, they rededicated temples in Buenos Aires, Argentina and Boise, Idaho. This brings the total of their temples in operation to 140.

The LDS church also announced eight new General Authorities and 59 Area Seventies. Click here for full list of those callings.

They also announced a new Young Women General Presidency during the Saturday afternoon session. Bonnie Lee Green Ocarson was named as the President. Carol Louise Foley McConkie was named the 1st Counselor, and Evelyn Neill Foote Marriott was named 2nd Counselor.