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. 

Significant Updates Made to Five Chapters of the General Handbook

From Newsroom (Salt Lake City)

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints published updates to 15 chapters of its General Handbook: Serving in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This includes significant changes to five chapters.

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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.

Latter-day Saint Leaders Honor Pioneers of Past and Present

From Newsroom (Salt Lake City)

A Message from the First Presidency on Changes to the Temple Endowment

From Newsroom (Salt Lake City) The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released the following message on Monday, July 20, 2020, about changes to the temple endowment ceremony.

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.