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Charles A. Didier
Full name Charles Amand Didier
Born October 5, 1935 (1935-10-05) (age 74)
Place of birth Brussels, Belgium
LDS Church General Authority
First Quorum of the Seventy
Called by Spencer W. Kimball
Start of term October 3, 1975 (aged 39)
End of term October 3, 2009 (aged 73)
End reason Granted general authority emeritus status
Presidency of the Seventy
Called by Ezra Taft Benson
Start of term August 15, 1992 (aged 56)
End of term August 15, 1995 (aged 59)
End reason Honorably released
Presidency of the Seventy
Called by Gordon B. Hinckley
Start of term August 15, 2001 (aged 65)
End of term August 15, 2007 (aged 71)
End reason Honorably released
Emeritus General Authority
Called by Thomas S. Monson
Start of term October 3, 2009 (aged 73)

Charles Amand Didier (born 5 October 1935) is an emeritus member of the First Quorum of the Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). A native French speaker, Didier was the first European resident to have been called as a general authority in the history of the church.

Didier was born in Brussels, Belgium, the eldest son of André Didier and Gabrielle Colpaert. At age 22, Didier was baptized a member of the LDS Church in Brussels. Three months later, he received the Aaronic Priesthood and was ordained to the office of deacon. Nine months later he was ordained a teacher. After another four months, Didier became a priest. Two years after his baptism, Didier received the Melchizedek priesthood and was ordained to the office of elder.

Prior to his call as a general authority, Didier was the president of the FranceSwitzerland Mission of the church and a regional representative for the Twelve Apostles. In October 1975, Church President Spencer W. Kimball asked Didier to become a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy, a full-time ecclesiastical position.

In 1984, when the first area presidencies in the church were created, Didier was made president of the South America North Area, which included Brazil as well as the Spanish-speaking nations of South America from Peru north.[1]

On August 15, 1992, Didier became one of the seven presidents of the Seventy; he served in this position until August 15, 1995, simultaneously serving as the general president of the church Sunday School program in 1994 and 1995. In 2001, Didier was again called to serve in the Presidency of the Seventy. Until his second release from the Presidency of the Seventy in 2007, Didier's responsibilities included overseeing the area seventies in the North America Southwest Area of the church. In 2007, Didier was assigned as president of the newly consolidated Brazil Area of the church. Didier was made General Authority Emeritus in the Oct 2009 conference. It has not been announced if he will preside over a temple yet as is common with many Emeritus and former General Authorities.

Didier is married to Lucie Lodomez; the couple have two children.



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