Religion: Prophet, Seer and Innovator

He was 77 when he became president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints—by Mormon definition, their "prophet, seer and revelator." That was well past the age when many Protestant church leaders retire, even past the recommended retirement age (75) that Pope Paul VI has set down for Roman Catholic bishops. But when he died last week of acute heart congestion at the age of 96, even his final years of feebleness could not dim the conviction that David O. McKay had done more in his 19-year tenure to change the image...

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