The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Sweden

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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) (Swedish: Jesu Kristi Kyrka av Sista Dagars Heliga), headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, has been in Sweden since 1850.[1][2][non-primary source needed]

In 2010, a significant number of Swedish members of the LDS Church were troubled by contradictions and criticisms of church history. This resulted in a significant number of members disaffiliating from the LDS Church.[3][4][5]

As of 2019 the LDS Church counts its number of members in Sweden to be just above 9716, divided into 4 regional units with a total of 40 congregations.[6][verification needed] This is a increase in membership from 2014, which was 9,463.[7] The Church also maintains one temple in the country. The Stockholm Sweden Temple is located in Västerhaninge.

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  1. ^ "Historia" (in Swedish). The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Sweden. Retrieved 10 January 2015.
  2. ^ Inger Höglund. "Kyrkan i Sverige: Tillväxt, emigration och styrka" (in Swedish). The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Sweden. Retrieved 10 January 2015.
  3. ^ Goodstein, Laurie (20 July 2013). "Some Mormons Search the Web and Find Doubt". The New York Times. Retrieved 2018-10-07.
  4. ^ Dehlin, John (22 Jul 2013). "430-434: HANS MATTSSON — FORMER LDS AREA AUTHORITY SEVENTY (SWEDEN)". Mormon Stories. Retrieved 7 Oct 2018.
  5. ^ "Firesides/28 November 2010 - Sweden". FAIRMormon.org. Retrieved 2018-10-07.
  6. ^ "The Church's local webpage for Sweden". Jesu Kristi Kyrka av Sista Dagars Heliga. Jesu Kristi Kyrka av Sista Dagars Heliga. 2015. Retrieved 25 January 2015.
  7. ^ Höglund, Inger (December 2014). "The Church in Sweden". LDS.org. Ensign. Retrieved 2018-10-07.

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