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Church Announces Major Positive Changes to LGBTQ Polices

Church Announces Major Positive Changes to LGBQT Polices

In a news release shared from the General Conference Leadership Session, President Dallin H. Oaks shared information about recent changes to Church policies related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender members. The full statement said: At the direction of the First Presidency, President Oaks shared that effective immediately, children of parents who identify themselves as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender …

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The Church Receives Official Recognition in Kuwait

The Church Receives Official Recognition in Kuwait

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has received official recognition for its local leaders and organization from the State of Kuwait. “We are grateful to the Government of Kuwait and in particular to His Highness, Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al -Sabah, Emir of Kuwait, for his exemplary leadership in allowing freedom of worship in the State of Kuwait, in …

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Church Announces Major Changes to Seminary Program

Church Announces Major Changes to Seminary Program

The First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have announced a change to the course of study schedule and curriculum for students in the seminary program. Beginning January 2020, seminary students will study the same book of scripture used in the Church’s Come, Follow Me study outline for the year. This means that …

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Church Hosts Interfaith Musical Tribute in Tabernacle

Church Hosts Interfaith Musical Tribute in Tabernacle

Choirs, dancers and drummers representing many global faiths performed in the Tabernacle on Temple Square in Salt Lake City, Sunday, March 17, 2019. The “Sacred Music Evening” was organized by the Salt Lake Interfaith Roundtable and hosted by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Speaking on behalf of the Church, Elder LeGrand R. Curtis Jr. of the Seventy …

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Groundbreaking Held for Pocatello Idaho Temple

Groundbreaking Held for Pocatello Idaho Temple

Leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints joined with community and interfaith leaders in southeastern Idaho Saturday morning, March 16, 2019, for the official groundbreaking ceremony of the Pocatello Idaho Temple.   Elder Wilford W. Andersen of the Seventy presided at the ceremony and offered the dedicatory prayer at the temple site on the cool but sunny …

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Church Releases Statement of Support After Christchurch Shootings

Church Releases Statement on Christchurch Shootings

In response to yesterday’s mass shootings in two Christchurch mosques, the Pacific Area Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints today issued the following statement of love and support: We are deeply saddened by the tragic loss of so many lives as a result of yesterday’s senseless attacks in two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. Our prayers …

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Apostles Testify of Jesus Christ in Rome, Record Special Excerpts of “The Living Christ”

Apostles Testify of Jesus Christ in Rome, Record Special Excerpts of "The Living Christ"

As special witnesses to the world of the divinity of Jesus Christ, the First Presidency and the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints shared their testimony of Christ by recording excerpts from the original document, “The Living Christ: The Testimony of the Apostles.” Originally published on January 1, 2000, the document commemorates …

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PHOTOS: The Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple

PHOTOS: The Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple

The Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple is opening for public tours. The free public open house begins Tuesday, March 12, 2019, and ends Saturday, March 30, 2019, excluding the Sundays of March 17 and 24. Dedicatory services will be held Sunday, April 14, 2019. A youth devotional with Church leadership is planned for Saturday, April 13, 2019. It will …

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Rome Italy Temple Dedicated, Historic Photo of Leadership Taken

Rome Italy Temple Dedicated, Historic Photo of Leadership Taken

In the midst of three days of dedicatory ceremonies for the Rome Italy Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, all members of the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles (15 in all) gathered Monday for a historic group photo. These four days in Rome are believed to be the first time in Church history …

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President Nelson Meets with Pope Francis at the Vatican

President Nelson Meets with Pope Francis at the Vatican

President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints met with Pope Francis inside the Vatican Saturday, the first meeting between a Latter-day Saint president and a pope. The visit comes a day before President Nelson dedicates the Church’s first temple in Rome. President Nelson was joined by President M. Russell Ballard of the Quorum of …

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