Francisco J. Viñas

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Francisco José Viñas was sustained as a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on April 4, 1998. He has been a general authority since April 6, 1996, having served as a member of the Second Quorum of the Seventy. He was granted emeritus status on October 1, 2016.

He presided over the Argentina Salta Mission from 1988 to 1990 and has served as a bishop, stake president, regional representative of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, and Area Seventy.

Viñas was born on December 28, 1946, in Seville, Spain. He immigrated to Paraguay with his parents in 1948. After they were baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ, they moved to Montevideo, Uruguay.

Throughout his career, he worked for the Church Educational System (1977–1996) as the country director in Spain and the coordinator in Uruguay. Earlier he was a basketball coach at a physical education institute and worked for the Bayer Company.

He and his wife, Cristina, are the parents of three children.

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