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Topic - M. Russell Ballard
With the election of Argentine Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio as supreme pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church, there seems to have been no shortage of people — Catholic and non-Catholic — offering the new Pope Francis advice. Much, if not most, of that advice has been theological, suggesting a wide range of changes in Church doctrine and rules.
Mormon church claims 13 million members
"I ask that you join the conversation by participating on the Internet to share the Gospel and to explain in simple and clear terms the message of the Restoration," Mr. Ballard said, adding, "you can start a blog in minutes and begin sharing what you know to be true."
"They face rejection and sometimes verbal abuse. But they soldier on," said M. Russell Ballard of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, a church governing group. "They serve, they help others and they go the extra mile to lift and bless people in all walks of life and in all human conditions."