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President Monson’s Viewing Attended by Thousands

President Monson's Viewing Attended by Thousands

Before the break of dawn Thursday, hundreds of mourners gathered outside the Conference Center to pay their last respects to President Thomas S. Monson, the leader of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who died January 2, 2018. The viewing was scheduled to begin for Church employees and their families at 7 a.m., but with the crowds gathering …

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President Nelson Signs Mission Calls as Presiding Apostle

President Nelson Signs Mission Calls as Presiding Apostle

News Release from Mormon Newsroom Missionaries receiving their calls this week won’t have the signature of the president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on their mission call letters. President Russell M. Nelson, president of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, signed 1,150 letters that are on their way to newly called full-time missionaries. The letters, printed …

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Donald Trump Releases Statement on the Passing of President Monson

Donald Trump Releases Statement on the Passing of President Monson

In an official statement released by the White House earlier today, U.S. president Donald Trump offered his condolences after the passing of Thomas S. Monson, President and Prophet of the LDS Church. The statement reads: Melania and I are deeply saddened by the death of Thomas S. Monson, a beloved President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  …

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Funeral Arrangements for President Monson Announced

Funeral services for President Thomas S. Monson, leader of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will be held in the Conference Center on Temple Square Friday, January 12, 2018, at 12:00 p.m. MST. The funeral will be open to the public ages 8 and older. A public viewing open to all ages will take place Thursday, January 11, from …

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LDS Church Leaders Pay Tribute to President Monson

The following statement was released by President Henry B. Eyring and President Dieter F. Uchtdorf. They served as first and second counselors to President Thomas S. Monson. President Thomas S. Monson was a mighty prophet of God, and we are honored to have served by his side these past 10 years. His far-reaching and multi-faceted ministry touched the lives of …

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President Thomas S. Monson Dies at Age 90

President Thomas S Monson Dies

Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints mourn tonight the passing of beloved Prophet, President Thomas S. Monson.  He died January 2, 2018, at 10:01p.m. surrounded by his family at home at age 90 from causes incident to age. The following biography is courtesy of LDS.org. Thomas Spencer Monson was born on August 21, 1927, the first son …

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LDS Church Announces New Youth Opportunities in the Temple

LDS Church Announces New Youth Opportunities in the Temple

In an official statement from the First Presidency on December 14, 2017, the Church announced major changes to temple policies as it relates to youth. Effective January 1, 2018, youth ages 12-18 will have the following opportunities: Priests (an office in the Aaronic priesthood) will be able to officiate in ordinances in the temple baptistry. This includes serving as a …

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President Eyring Dedicates Cedar City Utah Temple

President Eyring Dedicates Cedar City Utah Temple

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 Cedar City Utah Temple on Sunday, December 10, 2017. Prior to the dedication, President Eyring conducted the symbolic cornerstone ceremony that signifies the construction is complete and the new temple is ready to be …

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LDS Church Releases Statement on Southern California Fires

LDS Church Releases Statement on Southern California Fires

News Release from Mormon Newsroom The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has issued the following statement regarding the devastating fires in Southern California: The impact of the fires in southern California on local communities has been severe and devastating. Two Church buildings in the area are being used as a temporary community centers, and we are in touch with relief …

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