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|Emeritus General Authority|
|4 October 2003|
|Called by||Gordon B. Hinckley|
|First Quorum of the Seventy|
|20 March 1981– 4 October 2003|
|Called by||Spencer W. Kimball|
|End reason||Granted general authority emeritus status|
|Born||13 September 1933|
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Abrea was baptized into the LDS Church in 1943, at the age of ten. Prior to his call as a general authority, Abrea was the first stake president in Argentina (1966–71; 1976–78); he also served as a regional representative (1971–76) and as president of the church's Argentina Rosario Mission (1978–81).
Abrea was called by LDS Church president Spencer W. Kimball as a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy on 20 March 1981. Abrea also became the first president of the Buenos Aires Argentina Temple when it opened in 1986. On 4 October 2003, Abrea was designated as an emeritus general authority and released from full-time ecclesiastical duties.
References[edit | edit source]
- Don L. Searle, "Elder Angel Abrea: Prepared for a Life of Service", Ensign, October 1984, p. 25.
- "Elder Angel Abrea of the First Quorum of the Seventy", Ensign, May 1981, pp. 95–96.
- "Angel Abrea" by Brian M. Hauglid in Arnold K. Garr et al., ed. Encyclopedia of Latter-day Saint History (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2000) p. 3-4.
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