Church News: Question of the week

What was the purpose of area conferences conducted by the Church around the world from 1971 to the early 1980s?

(Answer on page 12)

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(From page 2)

The purpose of the area conferences was to "bring the leadership and various programs closer to the members of the Church, who would not otherwise be able to attend the two semi-annual worldwide general conferences held in April and October in Salt Lake City."

Source: Church News, Jan. 16, 1971, p. 3.

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