Mormons Prepare for 185th Church Conference
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — More than 100,000 Mormons will descend on Salt Lake City this weekend for the faith's biannual conference to listen to spiritual guidance from leaders and to learn about church news.
Millions more will watch live broadcasts of the event from around the U.S. and in more than 200 other countries. This year marks the conference's 185th year. More foreign language speeches are expected this time around as the church continues to acknowledge its growing international membership.
Three foreign languages speeches were given at the fall conference, marking a first in church history. Some topics that church leaders could address this weekend include importance of the traditional family; role of women in the faith; and the church's views on LGBT issues and religious freedoms.