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Thomas Monson, President of the Mormon Church, Dies at 90

Thomas S. Monson, who as president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints since 2008 enlarged the ranks of female missionaries, but rebuffed demands to ordain women as priests and refused to alter church opposition to same-sex marriage, died on Tuesday at his home in Salt Lake City. He was 90.

His death was announced ina statement on the church’s website.

Facing vociferous demands to admit openly gay members to the church and to recognize same-sex marriage, and weatheri

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