Salt Lake City, UT—The Mormon Church has officially apologized to the Chinese government for past statements made by President Benson and his criticisms toward communism.

“We want to make it very clear that we the current first presidency and quorum of twelve apostles no longer view communism as an evil secret combination. Those currently living in China should sustain their dictators, err uh… leaders and the laws of the land even if that means living like slaves in your country,” said church leaders in a unified statement.