Angel Abrea

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Angel Abrea was an emeritus General Authority of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He was the first General Authority from Latin America to be sustained to the First Quorum of the Seventy. He was serving as president of the Argentina Rosario Mission at the time of his call on April 4, 1981.

Abrea was born on September 13, 1933, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He was ten years old when sister missionaries taught him and his mother the gospel. They joined the Church, and when his brother was old enough, he did too. Abrea’s father never did, but he always supported his family in their activity.

He was the first president of the Buenos Aires Argentina Temple. During his lifetime he has also served as the first stake president in Argentina (Buenos Aires Stake, 1966–1971), a branch president, a district president, and a Regional Representative. He was designated as an emeritus General Authority on October 4, 2003. As a General Authority Seventy, Elder Abrea served in several area presidencies in North America, the Philippines, Mexico, Central America, Peru, and Bolivia and in the Temple and Missionary departments.

Abrea earned a degree at the University of Buenos Aires. He was a certified public accountant in Buenos Aires. He also served as secretary of the treasury in the city of San Migurel.

Abrea and his wife, Maria, are the parents of three daughters. He died on February 13, 2021.

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