President Obama Meets With Top Mormon Leaders In Utah

President Obama meets with leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, including President Henry Eyring (L), at his hotel in Salt Lake City, Utah April 2, 2015. Obama is visiting Utah for the first time as president. Photo by REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst.
President Obama meets with leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, including President Henry Eyring (L), at his hotel in Salt Lake City, Utah April 2, 2015. Obama is visiting Utah for the first time as president. Photo by REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst.

The leader of the free world met Thursday (April 2) with several top leaders of the Mormon world.

Shortly after President Barack Obama landed at Hill Air Force Base, he had a private meeting at the Sheraton Hotel in Salt Lake City with Henry B. Eyring and Dieter F. Uchtdorf of the First Presidency of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and apostles L. Tom Perry and D. Todd Christofferson.

White House Principal Deputy Press Secretary Eric Schultz said, “The President is pleased to meet with top LDS leaders as so many presidents before him have done.”

Schultz said they discussed the church’s long record of service, including its work on disaster relief and other humanitarian issues, and the need to fix the broken immigration system.

He added they discussed the need to forge more common ground across differences and to promote service to neighbors, both in the United States and around the world.

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SOURCE: Religion News Service / Salt Lake Tribune
Thomas Burr, Lee Davidson and Robert Gehrke

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