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(Salt Lake City-AP) -- Several general authorities of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints won't travel to Salt Lake City next month for the church's biannual conference because of "potential uncertainties" in the world.
Church representatives based throughout the world won't travel to Salt Lake for the April conference and the accompanying training sessions, church spokesman Dale Bills said.
The church will conduct training through satellite technology instead.
The church doesn't want all its leaders to be in Salt Lake City at the same time when uncertainties in the possible war with Iraq and with terrorism could disrupt travel and make it difficult for them to return to their service in foreign lands.
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