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RLDS Church Elects First Women to Council of 12 Apostles

The Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints appointed women to top leadership positions for the first time. Delegates of the church elected Linda Booth and Gail Mengel to the Council of 12 Apostles, which is second to the First Presidency, the highest body of the church.

Delegate Marjorie Troeh said, “This is a day of celebration for us all.” The Church voted to allow women to be ordained as ministers in 1984.

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AP - March 30, 1998