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Robert D. Hales (1932-2017)

Robert D. Hales (1932-2017) was an apostle of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He died on October 1, 2017 soon after the morning fall General Conference session. He was 85. Hales, who spent four decades as a general authority, including 23 years as an apostle, passed away at 12:15 p.m. Senior apostle Russell M. Nelson […]


Apostle. A member of the Council of the Twelve, the second level in the Mormon hierarchy. The twelve apostles are also known as the Traveling Presiding High Council and officiate under the direction of the First Presidency in all parts of the world. According to tenth President Joseph Fielding Smith, “The Twelve Apostles have been sustained as prophets, seers, and revelators ever since the time of the dedication of the Kirtland Temple. There is only one man at a time who holds the keys of revelation for the Church.