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Mormon leaders call on church members to practice tolerance

Mormon leaders call on church members to practice tolerance

Mormon leaders called on members to practice tolerance despite political differences, providing the faith's U.S. members guidance at a church conference Saturday amid a presidential campaign marked by harsh rhetoric and bickering.

The faith's leaders also reiterated the belief that the religion is the only true church, and that its leaders are prophets speaking for God. They implored members to be more thoughtful and sensitive toward children from all backgrounds, many of whom don't come from “picture-perfect” families.

In a nod to the religion's international footprint, five of 11 men announced as new members of a second-tier leadership council are from...

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