Ángel Abrea

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Ángel Abrea
Emeritus General Authority
4 October 2003 (2003-10-04)
Called by Gordon B. Hinckley
First Quorum of the Seventy
20 March 1981 (1981-03-20) – 4 October 2003 (2003-10-04)
Called by Spencer W. Kimball
End reason Granted general authority emeritus status
Personal details
Born (1933-09-13) 13 September 1933 (age 81)
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Ángel Abrea (born 13 September 1933) was the first resident of Latin America to become a general authority of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church).

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 (1971–1976) and as president of the church's Argentina Rosario Mission (1978–1981).

Abrea was called by LDS Church president Spencer W. Kimball as a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy on March 20, 1981. Abrea also became the first president of the Buenos Aires Argentina Temple when it opened in 1986. On October 4, 2003, Abrea was given general authority emeritus status and released from full-time ecclesiastical duties.

Abrea is married to María Victoria Chiapparino. They were married in Argentina on July 4, 1957. The Abreas and their three daughters were sealed in the Salt Lake Temple on September 26, 1966.