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Mormons to hold major conference without attendees

The twice-yearly conference usually brings about 100,000 to Salt Lake City over two days.
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FILE - This Oct. 4, 2019, file photo, shows the Salt Lake Temple at Temple Square in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

SALT LAKE CITY — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints says it will hold a major conference in April that features speeches by top leaders without any attendees because of the spread of the coronavirus. 

The Utah-based faith said Wednesday in a news release that the speeches will only be broadcast via television and the internet with no public in attendance. 

The twice-yearly conference usually brings about 100,000 to Salt Lake City over two days.

The only people allowed inside the church conference center on April 4-5 will be top leaders, their spouses, musicians, choir members and technicians. 

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