Head of Mormon Church worldwide dies at 90

Mormon Church
Mormon Church used to illustrate the story. [Photo credit: Restless Pilgrim]

The Head of the Mormon Church, Thomas Monson, has died at 90, the church said on Wednesday.

He had served since April 2008 as 16th president of what is formally known as the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

Mr. Monson died on Tuesday at his home in Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S., where the church is based.

Presidents are considered prophets and serve as both religious and administrative head of the Mormon Church, which has about 16 million adherents worldwide.

Joseph Smith, the church’s 19th-century founder, was the first president.

Mr. Monson had been a member of the church’s top leadership circle since October 1963.



Now available on

  Premium Times Android mobile applicationPremium Times iOS mobile applicationPremium Times blackberry mobile applicationPremium Times windows mobile application

TEXT AD:"Warning to Men, These 3 Foods is Slowly Killing Your Erection". Click Here to Know Them

All rights reserved. This material and any other material on this platform may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, written or distributed in full or in part, without written permission from PREMIUM TIMES.

  • Smart

    Mormon church?


    We thank Thee oh God for this prophet that guided us these past years. We ask that his amiable soul find rest in the bosom of Abraham. In the name of He, whose servant Prophet Thomas S. Monson was, even Jesus Christ, Amen.

    • Usher