SALT LAKE CITY (RNS) — Thomas S. Monson, 90, the 16th president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, died Tuesday night at his home in Salt Lake City.

Known as an administrator who never lost his personal touch and commitment to the poor and needy during half a century in leadership roles, Monson led the roughly 16 million-member church, popularly known as the Mormons, since February 2008.

An LDS church announcement said Monson, who had been in declining health for several years, died of “from causes incident to age,” according to a statement from the church. Funeral arrangements

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