Date: June 11, 2017 11:55AM
Got my Church News for May 28th, which contained the following information regarding President Monson's health (which some of you have speculated about):
"The Church issued the following statement on Tuesday, May 23, regarding President Thomas S. Monson and his involvement in the daily operations of the church: 'Because of limitations incident to his age, President Monson is no longer attending meetings at the Church office on a regular basis. He communicates and confers with his counselors on matters as needed. President Monson is grateful that the work of the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles continues without interruption. He appreciates the prayer and support of Church members.
"In recent years, President Monson, who is 89, has been feeling the effects of advancing age.
"In April, he was hospitalized for two days following general conference but resumed his daily duties soon after, according to Church spokesman Eric Hawkins.
"President Russell M. Nelson, president of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, noted in an October 204 conference address that the Lord Himself has instituted 'a remarkable system of governance that provides redundancy and backup. That system provides for prophetic leadership even when the inevitable illnesses and incapacitates may come with advancing age. Counterbalances and safeguards abound so that no one can ever lead the Church astray. Senior leaders are constantly being tutored such that one day they are ready to sit in the highest councils.'"
P: And so forth.
(Now you know.)
(I hope I got all the quote marks correct.)