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Elder Jeffrey R. Holland hospitalized

Aug 3, 2023, 12:10 PM | Updated: 6:49 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 with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has been hospitalized.

A message from the Church reports that Elder Holland was hospitalized for observation and treatment for an ongoing health issue. His wife, Sister Patricia Terry Holland, died on July 20 after a brief hospitalization. She was 81. 


 “Elder Holland is grateful for the many prayers offered on his behalf in recent weeks for his health, and during this time of mourning,” a statement said. 

“He sincerely appreciates the well-wishes and kindnesses shown by friends and members of the Church who know and care for him and his family.”

Elder Holland has experienced health problems for much of 2023. In early April he was excused from his church assignments. At that time, the Church reported Elder Holland was recovering from COVID-19. At the same time, the Church reported Elder Holland was undergoing dialysis for a kidney problem. 

This story will be updated.

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