President Monson to speak at LDS general conference both Saturday and Sunday
President Thomas S. Monson, president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will speak both Saturday and Sunday during the faith's 185th Annual General Conference.
President Monson, 87, presided over the Saturday morning session but chose to alter his pattern of welcoming Latter-day Saints to conference with a short talk at the beginning.
"President Monson has chosen to reduce the number of talks he will deliver this conference," church spokesman Dale Jones said in a statement. "Over the years various formats have been used in general conference programs."