News Releases

Updates on How COVID-19 Is Impacting Saints Worldwide

From Newsroom (Salt Lake City) Another update on how coronavirus is impacting Latter-day Saints around the world. 

First Presidency Announces Limited Reopening of Temples

From Newsroom (Salt Lake City) In a letter to all Church members, the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints expressed their gratitude for the efforts of all those who have worked to address the global COVID-19 pandemic.

President Nelson Shares His Gratitude for Global Fast Participants

From Newsroom (Salt Lake City) On his social media accounts, Church President Russell M. Nelson shares his deep gratitude to all who participated in the recent fasts for global relief from the effects of COVID-19. Many participants joined in the petition to God regardless of belief or faith tradition. President Nelson also shared that brighter days are ahead,...

First Presidency Provides Guidance on How to Administer the Church in Challenging Times

From Newsroom (Salt Lake City) How does one minister, give a priesthood blessing, or provide the sacrament of the Lord’s Supper during a global pandemic? These are among the issues addressed by the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in a letter and two documents sent to the faith’s global leadership as it continues to address...

Church Announces Plans to Construct a Temple in United Arab Emirates 

From Newsroom (Salt Lake City) A temple in Dubai—the first temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Middle East—will serve thousands of Latter-day Saints living in two stakes in the Gulf States and a number of member districts in the Middle East, northern Africa, eastern Europe, and western Asia.

Prophet Introduces a New Proclamation to the World: “The Restoration of the Fulness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ”

From Newsroom (Salt Lake City) During the Sunday morning session of the 190th Annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, President Russell M. Nelson presented a proclamation in honor of the 200th anniversary of Joseph Smith’s First Vision.

The Church’s New Symbol Emphasizes the Centrality of the Savior

From Newsroom (Salt Lake City) The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has a new symbol to identify the faith. Church Prophet and President Russell M. Nelson announced it and explained its significance during the Saturday evening session of the April 2020 general conference.

2019 Statistical Report for April 2020 Conference

From Newsroom (Salt Lake City) For the information of the members of the Church, the First Presidency has issued the following statistical report concerning the growth and status of the Church as of December 31, 2019.

New Seventies and Young Men General Presidency Named at April 2020 General Conference

From Newsroom (Salt Lake City) The Church announced the calls of nine new General Authority Seventies, 57 Area Seventies and a new Young Men general presidency during the Saturday afternoon session of the April 2020 general conference.

Sunday Morning Session Will Include Worldwide Solemn Assembly With Hosanna Shout

From Newsroom (Salt Lake City)

President Russell M. Nelson announced that a portion of the Sunday morning session of general conference will become a worldwide solemn assembly when he leads the Saints in the Hosanna Shout.

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