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George Albert Smith saw the end of World War II in his first months as President of the Church and then saw poverty, suffering, and additional armed conflicts over the next six years. “The world is still staggering from the effects of war and rumors of war,” he said in his 1951 New Year’s message. “The dove of peace is often denied admittance in the councils of the nations. Again, some of our sons are away in military service. And we urge all to pray for them; to pray for peace—and to live for peace.”

“A Message for the New Year,” Improvement Era, Jan. 1951, 13