President Of Mormon Church Exits Hospital

Posted April 09, 2017

In a statement Tuesday, the church said Monson had been admitted to hospital on Monday evening after not feeling well and was being given fluids. He limited his appearance at one of Saturday's conference sessions to conserve his energy, later appearing at the priesthood session to speak about kindness.

Monson, president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has been released from a Salt Lake City hospital, according to Church spokesman Erik Hawkins.

Monson and President Dieter F. Uchtdorf sit together on the stand at the LDS Conference Center before the Sunday Morning Session of General Conference.

Monson was home Thursday after being released after a hospital stay in the wake of the faith's weekend conference in Salt Lake City.

A robust man known for his memory through most of his 54 years as an apostle and member of the church's First Presidency, President Monson has been "feeling the effects of advancing age" for a few years.

And he announced plans for five new LDS temples to be constructed in Utah, Idaho, Kenya, the Philippines and Brazil.

While LDS officials aren't speculating on Monson's health, a successor is in place.