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Elder Gary E. Stevenson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, accompanied by his wife, Lesa, ministered in Recife and São Paulo, Brazil, May 20–26. He was accompanied by Elder Brent H. Nielson of the Presidency of the Seventy and his wife, Marcia. At the Metropolitan Curia in São Paulo, Elder Stevenson met with Odilo Scherer, Catholic Cardinal and Archbishop of the Archdiocese of São Paulo. Cardinal Scherer was very interested in how the Church of Jesus Christ has connected with young people. Using the “For the Strength of Youth” pamphlet, Elder Stevenson shared his feelings about modern young people, the challenges they face and the initiatives the Church uses to involve them.

Cardinal Scherer and Elder Stevenson discussed serving the poor and needy. The Catholic Church and the Church of Jesus Christ have a significant humanitarian presence in São Paulo and throughout Brazil, along with opportunities for joint action. Elder Stevenson presented Cardinal Scherer with an engraved copy of the Book of Mormon and a small Christus statue.

Elder Stevenson also went to the Mesquita Brasil mosque, the site of the first mosque in Brazil.

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