CNN visits BYU; Pres. Monson visits Germany

By Linda Williams | Posted - Oct. 25, 2012 at 9:50 a.m.

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SALT LAKE CITY -- CNN's Richard Quest recently visited Brigham Young University as part of an eight-day journey across the U.S. He ended up at BYU because Mitt Romney graduated from the school in 1971.

In writing about the experience, Quest said he didn't know what to expect when he got to Provo. He called the BYU campus "a world apart" from his own college experience in Leeds in the 1980s.

He noted that "everyone smiles," and called the students neat and tidy. "Respectable and respectful throughout is the best way to describe them," he wrote.

He says overall he enjoyed his visit. "What struck me most was this was a college which, on the face of it, looked so familiar and yet underneath was a world apart from any school I had seen before."

Read more of what he wrote at

While on the trip, Quest is filming an upcoming series for "American Quest."

Pres. Monson visits Germany

Thomas S. Monson, president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, visited church members in Germany this month.

Mormon Newsroom reports wile there, he spoke to Latter-day Saints in Hamburg, Berlin, Munich and Frankfurt. There are more than 38,000 members of the Church in Germany.

Pres. Monson spent many years supervising the Church in Germany and was involved in the building of temples there.


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