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Growing up in France, Presiding Bishop Gérald Caussé took many gospel resources for granted — he attended weekly church services in a meetinghouse, he had a copy of the Book of Mormon in French and he received the Liahona magazine by mail every month.

“I wasn’t aware of the organization it takes, the preparation it takes, and all the people working behind the scenes to make this happen,” Bishop Caussé said.

Now as he serves as the 15th presiding bishop of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and understands what it takes to support the Church’s global membership, he said he feels “much more grateful” to have had those resources as a young man.

“Wherever they live,” Bishop Caussé said of the 16.8 million Latter-day Saints spanning the globe, “it is important that we bring what they need to live the gospel of Jesus Christ close to them in their own language and culture.”

As an introduction to a new Inside Church Headquarters series, Bishop Caussé — along with his counselors, Bishop W. Christopher Waddell and Bishop L. Todd Budge — spoke to the Church News about the role and purpose of the Presiding Bishopric in the Church of Jesus Christ.

What is the Presiding Bishopric?

The Presiding Bishopric is a council of three men who work under the direction of the First Presidency to manage the temporal affairs — or physical aspects — of the Church. All three members of the Presiding Bishopric carry the title of bishop.

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