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Please stop calling us Mormons, says world's leading Mormon

Please stop calling us Mormons, says world's leading Mormon“The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints” doesn’t exactly roll of the tongue, which is probably why both followers of the church and the general public have tended to refer to the religion as Mormonism, after the group’s most holy text, the Book of Mormon. Russell M Nelson, president of the church and the world’s most senior member, says this cannot go on. In a statement released on Friday, he demanded that only the church’s full name be used from now on.



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Mormons to cut nearly century-old tie with Boy Scouts, a week after decision to drop 'boy' from name

Mormons to cut nearly century-old tie with Boy Scouts, a week after decision to drop 'boy' from nameThe Mormon church will cut all ties with Boy Scouts, a week after movement announced its decision to drop ‘boy’ from its name. A statement issued by the church said it had opted for the split so it could create its own youth programme, although the two organisations’ values had clearly diverged over recent years. The announcement was not a complete surprise after the religion last year removed 185,000 boys between the ages of 14 and 18 from the Scouts, signalling an end to a nearly century-old relationship based on shared values.



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The Latest: Mormons diversify leadership and make history

The Latest: Mormons diversify leadership and make historySALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Latest on Mormon conference in Utah (all times local):



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New York Times Responds To Backlash From Mormons Over Late Leader's Obit

New York Times Responds To Backlash From Mormons Over Late Leader's ObitMore than 160,000 people have signed a petition urging The New York Times to rewrite its obituary for Mormon leader Thomas Monson, who died last week.



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