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Three Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints welcomed Mexico’s new consul general in Utah at a reception in the Church Office Building on Temple Square on Wednesday, February 1, 2023.

“We’re grateful that you’re here,” Elder D. Todd Christofferson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles said to Consul General Eduardo Baca Cuenca. “We’re pleased to have someone who has such broad and deep experience in government and diplomatic work. We feel honored by you and by your appointment.”

Elders Gerrit W. Gong and Ulisses Soares of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, along with several General Authority Seventies and staff, were also present.

Baca, who has more than 30 years of experience in Mexico’s Foreign Ministry, will oversee the work done in Utah and western Wyoming.

“I look forward to having an excellent relationship with the Church and, of course, to continue the work that we do together,” Baca said.

According to the 2020 United States Census, 15.1% of Utah is Hispanic or Latino. The new consul general said his office’s first focus is Utah’s Mexican community. The Church of Jesus Christ’s work on the humanitarian and human rights fronts, he added, “feeds right into a large part of what we do at the consulate.”

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