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Day 1 recap: LDS ceneral conference speakers discuss mental health, pandemic, church attendance, obedience

Posted at 9:48 PM, Oct 02, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-03 00:41:32-04

SALT LAKE CITY — The fourth straight all-virtual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints started Saturday with President Russell M. Nelson noting that the world is “still dealing with the ravages of COVID-19 and its variants.”

“We thank you,” the 97-year-old church leader said, “for following our counsel and the advice of medical experts and government officials in your own communities.”

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Nelson, a former heart surgeon, and the faith’s top brass consistently have urged members to be vaccinated against COVID-19, assuring them that the shots have proved “safe and effective.”

Other church leaders spoke on topics such as mental health, church attendance and obedience.

Click here to read The Salt Lake Tribune's full recap of Saturday's conference sessions.