Faithful Mormons are gathering by the thousands in Salt Lake City over the weekend for the fall installment of the church’s twice-yearly general conference. The two-day event for the Utah-based Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is in its 181st year. Mormons meet in April and October to hear words of inspiration and guidance for daily living from the faith’s senior leaders. Five two-hour sessions are planned at the church’s 21,000-seat conference center in downtown Salt Lake City. More than 100,000 attend the event in person. Millions more participate through satellite, radio or Internet broadcasts. Live radio coverage of the two Saturday conferences and two Sunday conferences will be aired locally on KVNU 610 AM/102.1 FM at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. respectively. The broadcasts are translated into more than 90 languages. The church has a presence in more than 170 countries and claims more than 14.1 million members worldwide.
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