Saturday sessions of LDS General Conference: Afternoon Session 08

President Henry B. Eyring, first counselor in the First Presidency, and President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, second counselor in the First Presidency, prepare to shake hands with other church leaders before the afternoon session of the 187th Semiannual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017, at the LDS Conference Center in Salt Lake City. Isaac Hale, Daily Herald

With the death of President Thomas S. Monson on Jan. 2 and later calling of President Russell M. Nelson and his two counselors Dallin H. Oaks and Henry B. Eyring to lead The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, former First Presidency member Dieter F. Uchtdorf was moved into the body of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles once more.

Resuming duties as an apostle, Uchtdorf will serve as chair of the Missionary Executive Council, chair of the Correlation Executive Council and the primary contact for the Europe and Europe East Areas, according to a church release issued Monday.

The church said Uchtdorf will represent the First Presidency and the Quorum of the Twelve in his capacity as chair of the Missionary Executive Council, where he will direct the global operation of all missionary activities of the church. The Correlation Executive Council reviews and approves all church materials and products.

Uchtdorf was originally called as an apostle in 2004.

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