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Elder Jeffrey R. Holland announces slow return to church assignments

Jun 6, 2023, 9:30 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 — Elder Jeffrey R. Holland, of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced a slow return to church assignments Tuesday morning.

 

Elder Holland has been absent from church assignments since April 6. At that time, the First Presidency excused him for at least two months. Recently, he has been recovering from COVID-19 and has had dialysis for a kidney condition. 

Due to health concerns, Elder Holland did not speak in April’s general conference. He was also excused from being the keynote speaker at the commencement exercises at Southern Utah University. 

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 Jeffrey R. Holland announces slow return to church assignments