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Church pulls senior missionaries from Europe

Mar 12, 2020, 11:35 AM | Updated: 11:53 am
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FILE- The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will pull senior missionaries and missionaries with chronic health conditions from several global missions to help mitigate potential issues related to COVID-19 coronavirus. (Courtesy Church Newsroom)
(Courtesy Church Newsroom)

SALT LAKE CITY — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced Thursday that all senior missionaries and missionaries with serious or chronic medical conditions will return home from 22 missions across Europe beginning on March 12, 2020.

The church says this decision was made to help protect those who are at a heightened risk for complications from the COVID-19 coronavirus.

These missionaries will not receive a new temporary assignment but will be considered for reassignment if conditions change.

The missions affected are:

  • Adriatic South Mission
  • Alpine German-Speaking Mission
  • Belgium/Netherlands Mission
  • Czech/Slovak Mission
  • Denmark Copenhagen Mission
  • England Birmingham Mission
  • England Leeds Mission
  • England London Mission
  • England Manchester Mission
  • Finland Helsinki Mission
  • France Paris Mission
  • France Lyon Mission
  • Germany Berlin Mission
  • Germany Frankfurt Mission
  • Italy Milan Mission
  • Italy Rome Mission
  • Norway Oslo Mission
  • Portugal Lisbon Mission
  • Scotland/Ireland Mission
  • Spain Barcelona Mission
  • Spain Madrid Mission
  • Sweden Stockholm Mission

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