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On Thursday morning the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced the calls of six Area Seventies during the first session of the October 2022 general conference leadership meetings.

Area Seventies

From the Third Quorum (Africa Central, Africa South and Africa West Areas):

Willy Binene, 53, Kananga, Democratic Republic of the Congo; coordinator, Seminaries and Institutes; recently released as Church History regional director; former district president, stake president and mission president; wife: Lilly; four children.

From the Seventh Quorum (Europe Central, Europe East, Europe North and the Middle East/Africa North Areas):

Bernhard Cziesla, 57, Jakobwüllesheim, Germany; director, Toyota Financial Services Europe & Africa; currently serving as a counselor in a mission presidency; former bishop, high councilor, counselor in a stake presidency and stake president; wife: Daniela; two children.

Yves S. Weidmann, 46, Burgdorf, Switzerland; head of Governmental Affairs and member of the executive board, Interpharma; currently serving as ward Primary teacher; former bishop and stake president; wife: Yvonne; two children.

From the Eighth Quorum (Pacific and Philippines Areas):

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