“President Uchtdorf Meets with European Saints,” Liahona, Oct. 2008, N6–N7
President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, Second Counselor in the First Presidency, met with members of the Church and guests during a tour of England, Germany, and France at the end of May and beginning of June 2008.
Referring to Germany and France’s histories, he told Parisians who attended a meeting in Versailles that “although there have been many wars between the two countries, we are now friends and good neighbors. The gospel of Jesus Christ has the power to make all of us better people and makes no distinction based on nationality and color.”
He continued: “We are all united, all brothers and sisters. The gospel is the answer to the challenges in the world, to all questions faced by families, communities, and nations.”
President Uchtdorf became a member of the Church in Germany as a young boy. He was named a Counselor in the First Presidency in February this year.