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The Church has implemented a system that allows immediate communication by email from headquarters to ward and stake leaders worldwide. Now, when the First Presidency, Quorum of the Twelve, or Presiding Bishop issues an official letter or notice, it is immediately emailed to local leaders worldwide.

That means that the Church will no longer use postal mail to send paper copies of official letters and notices from headquarters in Salt Lake City to leaders around the world, but will instead use email. This new system will be fully implemented by May 31.

According to a March 1 notice from the Priesthood and Family Department to bishops and branch presidents, sending communications electronically not only saves money on printing and postal fees but also allows the Church to communicate quickly with leaders worldwide.

Official Communication Library (OCL)

Letters from the First Presidency, Quorum of the Twelve, or Presiding Bishop, or official notices from Church headquarters are published in 40 languages in an online repository called the Official Communication Library (OCL).

Each time a new letter or notice is published in the OCL, the system notifies stake, mission, district, and temple presidents and bishops and branch presidents by email.

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