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Video: President Oaks calls temples a ‘great symbol of the continuity of life’

President Dallin H. Oaks recalls attending the dedication of the Rome temple with other senior Church leaders

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This Church News video, “Meaning of Temples,” features President Dallin H. Oaks from the visitors’ center of the Rome Italy Temple.

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From the visitors’ center of the Rome Italy Temple, President Dallin H. Oaks, first counselor in the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, called temples a “great symbol of the continuity of life.”

In this Church News video, titled “Meaning of Temples,” President Oaks recalls attending the dedication of the Rome temple with other senior Church leaders. He was filled with exhilaration that the Church was able to “build a temple in this great city, which is the seat of Christianity in all the world.

“It’s a thrill to be among the great Christian faiths that look to the history of Rome as part of the essential history of the gospel of Jesus Christ.”

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Every member of the First Presidency and the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, dressed in white temple clothing, pose for an iconic photograph in the Rome Italy Temple visitors center in Rome, Italy on Monday, March 11, 2019. Standing at center are President Russell M. Nelson and his counselors in the First Presidency, President Dallin H. Oaks and President Henry B. Eyring. Also included are members of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles: President M. Russell Ballard, Elder Jeffrey R. Holland, Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf, Elder David A. Bednar, Elder Quentin L. Cook, Elder D. Todd Christofferson, Elder Neil L. Andersen, Elder Ronald A. Rasband, Elder Gary E. Stevenson, Elder Dale G. Renlund, Elder Gerrit W. Gong and Elder Ulisses Soares.

Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News

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