Doomsday prophecy by US church leader 'comes a cropper'

New York, Jan. 1 (ANI): The doomsday prophecy that Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints' (FLDS) Colorado cult leader Warren Jeffs' had made about the world coming to an end before the new year, has not come true.

Members of the church had been making preparations for the end of the world based on his jailhouse declaration that the apocalypse will occur before the New Year.

The edict had some authorities fearing an outbreak of violence or suicide among Jeffs' followers, the New York Daily News reported.

Jeffs, 56, is currently serving a life sentence in Texas for sexually assaulting two of his child brides.

But he continues to lead his FLDS from behind bars, authorities have said.

CNN cited the closing of Colorado City's only grocery store - which was owned by the FLDS and served as a meeting place for members - as evidence that Jeffs' followers had believed the world was coming to an end.

This is not the first time the sect leader has predicted the end of days. (ANI)

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