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LDS Church offers updates on health of two leaders; Richard G. Scott not able to fully participate

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Posted at 5:02 PM, May 08, 2015
and last updated 2015-05-09 04:44:49-04

SALT LAKE CITY – The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints issued a statement Friday regarding the health of two of the members of their Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, and they said Elder Richard G. Scott is experiencing fading memory and is not able to fully participate in meetings.

According to a press release from Mormonnewsroom.org, Scott, who is 86, is at home recovering from a recent hospitalization due to internal bleeding. A stomach ulcer was found and the bleeding was controlled without major surgery.

The release states: “Elder Scott, known for his gentle manner and devoted service, has experienced a fading memory incident to age, and is not fully able to participate in meetings of the Quorum of the Twelve at this time. Doctors consider his condition as stable.”

The First Presidency on a recent visit to the home of Elder and Sister Perry (May 1, 2015). © 2015 by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved. Courtesy Mormonnewsroom.org.

The First Presidency on a recent visit to the home of Elder and Sister Perry (May 1, 2015). © 2015 by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved. Courtesy Mormonnewsroom.org.

The release also offered an update on Elder L. Tom Perry, who resumed his responsibilities this week and attended both scheduled meetings of the Quorum of the Twelve. The release states Perry remains under medical care for thyroid cancer; which LDS Church officials announced he had been diagnosed with in April.