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Elder Dale G. Renlund Speaks at International Religious Freedom Symposium

Elder Dale G. Renlund Speaks at International Religious Freedom Symposium

News Release from Mormon Newsroom “Religious freedom is a marker for other freedoms in society that temper the natural impulses that are counter to a prosperous, thriving and progressing society,” said an apostle for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Elder Dale G. Renlund of the Church’s Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and his wife, Ruth Lybbert Renlund, …

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LDS Church to Conduct Safety Survey Among Missionaries

LDS Church to Conduct Safety Survey Among Missionaries

News Release from Mormon Newsroom The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released the following statement Monday, June 5, 2017, about a safety survey being sent to Mormon missionaries around the world: The safety of missionaries is of great importance to the Church. Missionaries are taught principles to keep themselves safe, and in areas where missionary safety may be …

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Idaho Falls Idaho Temple Rededicated

Idaho Falls Idaho Temple Rededicated

News Release from Mormon Newsroom The interior of the Idaho Falls Idaho Temple underwent extensive renovation, and now the 77-year-old building has been rededicated by President Henry B. Eyring, first counselor in the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The sacred structure was the first Mormon temple in Idaho, dedicated in 1945 by Church President …

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Here’s the First Look inside the Tucson Arizona Temple

Here's the First Look inside the Tucson Arizona Temple

News Release from Mormon Newsroom Latter-day Saints in southern Arizona are ready to welcome visitors to the Tucson Arizona Temple, which has been built among the saguaro cactus in southern Arizona’s Sonoran Desert. Complimentary tickets are now available for a public open house for the newly completed temple that will begin on Saturday, June 3, and continue through Saturday, June …

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President Monson to No Longer Attend Meetings, LDS Church Announces

News Release from Mormon Newsroom The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released the following statement Tuesday, May 23: Because of limitations incident to his age, President Monson is no longer attending meetings at the Church offices on a regular basis. He communicates and confers with his counselors on matters as needed. President Monson is grateful that the work …

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LDS First Presidency Announces Mission Merge in Russia

LDS First Presidency Announces Mission Merge in Russia

News Release from Mormon Newsroom The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released the following statement Saturday regarding the merging of two missions in Russia: The First Presidency announces that effective July 1, the Russia Vladivostok Mission will merge with the Russia Novosibirsk Mission. Doing so requires fewer volunteers to staff the combined mission. In anticipation of this change, …

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The Paris France LDS Temple is Dedicated

The Paris France LDS Temple is Dedicated

News Release from Mormon Newsroom President Henry B. Eyring, first counselor in the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, dedicated the Paris France Temple on Sunday, May 21, 2017. It’s the first temple in France and the 156th temple in the world.     Prior to the dedication, President Eyring conducted the symbolic ceremony that …

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LDS Church Splits from Boy Scout Varsity and Venturing Programs

LDS Church Splits from Boy Scout Varsity and Venturing Programs

News Release from Mormon Newsroom The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on May 11, 2017, announced significant changes to the activity program for young men ages 14–18. Listed below are several questions and responses media and others may have regarding this change. The change affects young men in the United States and Canada. Though the answers below are specific …

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Elder Clark Shares Lessons From Joseph Smith’s Life

Elder Clark Shares Lessons From Joseph Smith’s Life

News Release from Mormon Newsroom Young Latter-day Saint adults face many of the challenges the Prophet Joseph Smith experienced when he was a young man. That’s what Elder Kim B. Clark of the Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints said in the Worldwide Broadcast for Young Adults, Sunday, May 7, 2017. The broadcast originated in the …

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Relief Society General Presidency Shares Insights at BYU Women’s Conference

Relief Society General Presidency Shares Insights at BYU Women’s Conference

News Release from Mormon Newsroom “As those who know me well are aware, my story is quite ordinary,” said Sister Jean B. Bingham, general president of the Relief Society of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Sister Bingham and her counselors, Sister Sharon Eubank and Sister I. Reyna Aburto, were together on the Brigham Young University campus in …

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