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Apostle (Mormonism)

In Mormonism, an Apostle is a person ordained to be a special witness of Jesus Christ, to govern and administer to the entire Church and to hold the highest Priesthood authority in the Church for life. In Mormon theology, modern-day apostles have the same status and authority as the Biblical apostles.

In The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the largest and most well-known Mormon religion, there is a Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. In addition, the three members of the First Presidency, the highest governing body of the Church, are considered to be apostles.