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LDS church releases update on health of 2 leaders

The LDS church has released an update on the health of two of its leaders.

Both elders Richard G. Scott, 86, and L. Tom Perry, 92, of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, experienced recent health problems last month. Scott was hospitalized for internal bleeding and Perry was diagnosed with thyroid cancer.

In a statement Friday, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints said Scott had a stomach ulcer, and bleeding was controlled without major surgery.

“Elder Scott, known for his gentle manner and devoted service, has experienced a fading memory incident to age, and is not fully able to participate in meetings of the Quorum of the Twelve at this time,” the church said.

Perry, however, resumed his responsibilities and has been attending scheduled meetings. He is still under medical care for the cancer.

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