President Thomas S. Monson, president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will no longer attend meetings held at Church offices regularly, according to a statement from Mormon Newsroom.
“Because of limitations incident to his age, President Monson is no longer attending meetings at the Church offices on a regular basis,” the statement reads. “He communicates and confers with his counselors on matters as needed. President Monson is grateful that the work of the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles continues without interruption. He appreciates the prayers and support of Church members.”
President Monson was hospitalized earlier this year the day following April general conference. He spent two days in the hospital and returned to his regular duties thereafter, according to LDS Church Spokesman Eric Hawkins.
Prior to his hospitalization, President Monson announced five temples during April general conference: Brasília, Brazil; Greater Manila, Philippines; Nairobi, Kenya; Pocatello, Idaho; and Saratoga Springs, Utah.