First Presidency issues statement

In a letter sent to General Authorities; regional representatives; stake, mission and district presidents; bishops; branch presidents; and temple presidents, the First Presidency announced:

"Effective immediately a man who has been previously sealed and later divorced, who desires to be married and sealed in the temple, must first obtain a clearance from the First Presidency."It is intended that this requirement will help to reemphasize the significance and sacredness of the temple marriage covenants. Details regarding this matter have been communicated to stake and mission presidents."

The letter was to be read by local leaders in sacrament meetings.

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