The LDS Church has never had an older First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles.
For the first time in the history of the 185-year-old Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the average age of the 15 men who make up the faith’s top leaders is 80.
The youngest is nearly 63; the oldest 92 (three are in their 90s).
John English, a technical project manager living in Utah, has blogged a proposal for dealing with the aging LDS leadership: Have apostles be named emeritus at 90.
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LDS leaders already grant emeritus status to members of the Quorum of the Seventy when they reach 70.
It feels like the LDS Church “is due for some big things in the 21st century,” English writes, “and this would be a significant policy change that could help the leadership lead on those very things.”