Mormon church appoints 93-year-old ex-surgeon as president

SALT LAKE CITY — The 93-year-old former heart surgeon named Tuesday as the new president of the Mormon Church signaled his intention to make few changes in policy regarding the role of women and LGBT issues — two topics that the faith has grappled with in recent years.

Russell M. Nelson’s remarks to reporters after he was officially chosen to become the 17th president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints reaffirmed an expectation that he will likely uphold traditional...

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