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LDS Church President Visits South Korea

LDS Church President Visits South Korea

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Carole Mikita reportingThousands of people gathered in South Korea Saturday night to welcome Gordon B. Hinckley, president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

He joined them for an anniversary celebration. It's part of a tour that has taken him from Salt Lake City to the far reaches of the earth.

On Saturday night it was already Sunday in South Korea, so this was a Sunday gathering for President Hinckley, who is already well on his way during an around-the-world trip.

Some 75-thousand South Korean church members are marking 50 years since The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was established in their country. Many of them gathered at the event center or indoor stadium to mark the occasion and welcome President Hinckley. He has been involved with Asian church members for decades.

KSL photographer Bob Brown is making most of the stops on President Hinckley's trip. We will have more coming up on Eyewitness News on Monday.

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