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Mormonism’s Newest Apostles Reflect Growing Global Reach

by Matthew Bowman 04-10-2018

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Another reason for a lack of diversity in church leadership is that Mormonism’s growth outside the white communities of the United States and Europe was for a long time sporadic. Until 1978, the church did not allow black members to hold priesthood or worship in temples, rites required for priestly leadership in the church.