LDS President Eyring to Speak at Vatican Colloquium Supporting Traditional Male-Female Definition of Marriage


On November 18th, 2014, President Henry B. Eyring of the First Presidency of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will be addressing a global meeting of faith leaders hosted by the Catholic Church at the Vatican. The meeting, called a “colloquium” will be opened by Pope Francis and is meant to bring world religious leaders together in support of the traditional, male-female definition of marriage.

President Eyring will be accompanied by Elder L. Tom Perry of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and Bishop Gérald Caussé of the Presiding Bishopric.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released the following statement regarding the colloquium:

At this time of rapidly declining moral values and the challenges to traditional family structures and relationships throughout the world, we are pleased to unite with the Catholic Church, other fellow Christian denominations and other world religions in standing firm and speaking clearly about the sanctity of marriage between a man and a woman.

Read more about the colloquium at the announcement at LDS Church’s Official Newsroom site and

6 thoughts on “LDS President Eyring to Speak at Vatican Colloquium Supporting Traditional Male-Female Definition of Marriage

  1. Love this! It’s a pleasant surprise to see this colloquium is happening. And you’re right, Geoff, that website is really well done.

  2. I think this is a pretty big deal that the church is invited and involved in this. It is a bit interesting that some popular group blogs are silent on this so far. I am looking forward to seeing the results.

  3. Hello??? Is any other blog seeing this?
    These are the two most senior guys who can travel easily going to Europe to this conference. (Elder Eyring’s travel has been limited recently, but not due to his health or fitness) The church leadership seems to think this is really important. Plus, Elder Perry just seems to be as fit and sharp as anyone his age, but he speaks with the rural Utah accent which is great.

    This is as high a level of attention as many major temple dedications. I would love to get either one of these great men to visit the general church membership locally. Bishop Causse would be cool too, but I can understand if he is out making more international and humanitarian visits.

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