From the Council of Twelve Apostles:
The Council of Twelve Apostles unanimously approved the following resolution in formal session on November 30, 2004. The intent of the resolution is to provide clear support to the remaining majority of the First Presidency as they preside over the church until a successor is chosen, and to formally communicate the same to the church throughout the world. During consideration of the resolution, the Council was blessed by the Holy Spirit with an evident sense of peace, unity, and assurance regarding God’s continuing guidance to the church and its leaders as we move into the future.
Stephen M. Veazey, president
Council of Twelve Apostles
Resolution of the Council of Twelve Apostles
Approved November 30, 2004
Whereas, On November 29, 2004, W. Grant McMurray resigned as president of the church; and
Whereas, It is necessary to ensure continuing leadership of the church; now, therefore, be it
Resolved, That the Council of Twelve Apostles, in harmony with established laws and procedures of the church, support and uphold the remaining majority of the Quorum of the First Presidency to preside over the church until a successor to W. Grant McMurray is chosen at the next World Conference; and be it further
Resolved, That the Council of Twelve Apostles affirm its role in support of the remaining members of the Quorum of the First Presidency to assure that the laws and procedures of the church are being followed appropriately in the interim until the Quorum of the First Presidency is reorganized following the selection of a new president.