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LDS Church apostle Boyd K. Packer was hospitalized Sunday after he fainted in Massachusetts.
Packer, president of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, collapsed after delivering a speech, according to church spokesman Scott Trotter.
"He was taken to a hospital for observation and is resting comfortably," Trotter wrote in a news release.
Trotter did not provide details on Packer's condition.
Packer, 86, has been president of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles since February 2008; prior to that he was acting president, starting in June 1994. He has been an apostle for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints since April 1970.
He served as president of the church's New England Mission.
LDS Church-owned KSL TV reported on its website that Packer "collapsed" while helping to rededicate a Mormon meetinghouse in Cambridge, Mass., that burned two years ago and has been rebuilt.