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Dedication Dates Announced for the Haiti Temple

Dedication Dates Announced for the Haiti Temple

The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced dates for the open house, youth devotional and dedication for the Port-au-Prince Haiti Temple. The free public open house for the Haiti Temple will begin Saturday, April 20, and go through Saturday, May 4, 2019, except for the Sundays of April 21 and 28. A youth …

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Sister Aburto Reaches Out to Navajo Latter-day Saints

Sister Aburto Reaches Out to Navajo Latter-day Saints

“I’m impressed to see how strong the Church is in this place,” said Sister Reyna I. Aburto, second counselor in the Relief Society general presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, as she reached out to Latter-day Saints in New Mexico and Arizona.   Sister Aburto made a historic visit to the American Southwest, November 8–11, 2018, …

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Rome Italy Temple Dedication Dates Changed

Rome Italy Temple Dedication Dates Changed

In a letter sent to Church leaders, the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced a small change to the dedication dates for the Rome Italy Temple. Originally, the temple was to be formally dedicated in multiple sessions on Sunday, March 10, 2019, through Sunday, March 17, 2019. The week-long dedication has now been …

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President Eyring’s Watercolor Paintings on Display at Church History Museum

President Eyring’s Watercolor Paintings on Display at Church History Museum

A new exhibit featuring more than 100 watercolor paintings, sketches and journals created by President Henry B. Eyring, second counselor in the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, are on display at the Church History Museum in Salt Lake City. The exhibition titled “A Visual Journal: The Artwork of Henry B. Eyring,” opens November 9 and runs through January 21, …

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Church Responds to Legalization of Medical Marijuana in Utah

Church Responds to Legalization of Medical Marijuana in Utah

Yesterday, Utah voters to have medical marijuana legalized in the state, passing Proposition 2 at the polls. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, along with other medical experts, law enforcement, and clergy members, opposed Proposition 2 on the basis that it did not provide enough “proper controls” to regulate the use medical marijuana. In a statement in August, …

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Church Leaders Host NCAA Common Ground Executive Committee

Church Leaders Host NCAA Common Ground Executive Committee

“I fear that our society is losing its ability to come together with respect and civility and to find solutions when we see things differently,” said Elder Craig C. Christensen, area president of the Utah Areas, who welcomed the NCAA Common Ground Executive Committee to Temple Square. Church leaders hosted a luncheon Friday, November 2, 2018, for the committee members …

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Pope’s Biographer Interviews President Russell M. Nelson

Pope’s Biographer Interviews President Russell M. Nelson

President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was interviewed by the authorized biographer of Pope Francis during his recent trip to Montevideo, Uruguay. Sergio Rubin, an Argentine-based journalist and writer, flew to neighboring Uruguay to sit down with President Nelson on Friday, October 26, 2018, during his South America ministry tour.   “Europe used …

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Here’s Your First Look Inside the Barranquilla Colombia Temple!

Here's Your First Look Inside the Barranquilla Colombia Temple!

The public is invited to tour the newly completed Barranquilla Colombia Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the Church’s second temple in Colombia, the first having been completed in Bogota in 1999. The Church’s First Presidency announced that the public open house will begin on Saturday, November 3, and run every day except Sundays through Saturday, …

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Church Offers Statement of Support for the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh

Church Offers Statement of Support for the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh

On October 27, 2018, a gunman opened fire during a Jewish service at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, leaving eleven dead and an entire community shattered. In response to the hate crime, The Church of Jesus Christ has released the following statement: We express our deepest grief and solidarity with our Jewish friends around the world after the heinous …

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Church Discourages Pageants, Hill Cumorah Pageant, Others Respond

UPDATE: Church Announces the Fate of All Pageants

Over the weekend, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released a statement regarding local celebrations sponsored by the Church across the country. The statement reads: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is growing across the earth. As this occurs, local Church leaders and members are encouraged to focus on gospel learning in their homes and to …

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