Native languages will be heard at LDS General Conference

The afternoon session of the two-day Mormon church conference begins Saturday, April 5, 2014, in Salt Lake City. More than 100,000 Latter-day Saints are expected in Salt Lake City this weekend for the church's biannual general conference. Leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints give carefully crafted speeches aimed at providing members with guidance and inspiration in five sessions that span Saturday and Sunday. They also make announcements about church statistics, new temples or initiatives. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Officials for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints say a change to be made during it semi-annual conference this weekend will reflect the internationalization of the Church.

Church spokesman Dale Jones told the Deseret News that speakers at the general conference of the LDS church, whose primary language is not English, will now have the choice to deliver their talks in their native tongue.

He said in those cases English subtitles will be shown on the screens in the Conference Center and a live English interpretation will be provided for all other language broadcasts including satellite, cable, radio, television and the Internet. Locally, the LDS General Conference sessions on Saturday and Sunday will be broadcast without interruption on KVNU 610 AM/102.1 FM.

Jones said the church now has more than 15 million members around the world.

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