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Elder Holland temporarily excused from duties due to health, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints says

Apr 6, 2023, 11:18 AM | Updated: Jan 5, 2024, 3:10 pm

Elder Jeffrey R. Holland is pictured...

Elder Jeffrey R. Holland, of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, speaks to BYU faculty and staff at the BYU Annual University Conference in Provo on Monday, Aug. 23, 2021. Elder Holland announced a slow return to church assignments on Tuesday, June 6, 2023. Due to health concerns, Elder Holland had been excused by the First Presidency on April 6 from church assignments. (Shafkat Anowar/Deseret News)

(Shafkat Anowar/Deseret News)

SALT LAKE CITY — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released a statement Thursday morning announcing that Elder Jeffrey R. Holland is being excused from his duties for at least two months because of his health. The announcement comes after Elder Holland was excused from General Conference last week.

According to the church, Elder Holland and his wife, Sister Patricia Holland, are ill with COVID.

Elder Holland also recently started dialysis to treat to a kidney condition, the church said.

Due to his health, Elder Holland will take at least two months to focus on his recovery.

Bonneville International Corporation, the company that owns KSL NewsRadio, is a subsidiary of Deseret Management Corporation, which is owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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Elder Holland temporarily excused from duties due to health, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints says