A public funeral is held for Mormon leader L. Tom Perry on June 5 at the Salt Lake Tabernacle in Salt Lake City, Utah. Perry was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' highest governing body, the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. He died at the age of 92 from cancer. The recent deaths of several high-ranking church leaders are expected to prompt new appointments. Rick Bowmer/AP hide caption

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Amid Societal Shifts, What Will New Mormon Leader Appointments Mean?
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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints published an essay on its website last month, acknowledging its founder practiced polygamy. George Frey /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Mormon Church Publishes Essay On Founder Joseph Smith's Polygamy
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