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Elder Jeffrey R. Holland Released from Hospital

Eric Hawkins, the spokesperson for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, released the following statement today about the health of Elder Jeffrey R. Holland: Elder Jeffrey R. Holland, who was hospitalized for brief observation, has been released from the hospital. He is returning to normal activities. He and his family appreciate the prayers and concern on his behalf. …

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Elder Jeffrey R. Holland Admitted to Hospital

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has issued the following statement, via spokesperson Eric Hawkins, about the health of Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles: Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles was admitted to the hospital last week following several days of illness. He has been tested and does …

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Washington D.C. Temple Open House and Rededication Dates Postponed

Washington D.C. Temple Open House and Rededication Dates Postponed

The Washington D.C. Temple was originally set to be rededicated on December 13, 2020, with a public open house running from September 24 to October 31, 2020. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the open house, youth devotional, and rededication are indefinitely postponed. The temple closed in March 2018 for a significant renovation. Mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and lighting systems throughout the …

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Church Announces New Dress Standards for Elder Missionaries

Church Announces New Dress Standards for Elder Missionaries

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced exceptions to the dress standards for young men serving as missionaries. The exceptions, which were approved by the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, will give Area Presidencies the ability to adjust missionary attire in specific locations to improve and maintain missionary dignity, safety, effectiveness, approachability and cultural …

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Thousands of Reassigned Missionaries Head Out to New Missions

Thousands of Reassigned Missionaries Head Out to New Missions

Thousands of reassigned missionaries of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are heading out to new assignments in their home countries following disruptions due to the coronavirus pandemic. Young missionaries across the world returned home from their international assignments in waves this spring, when Church leaders became concerned for their health and safety when the pandemic hit. “We …

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12 More Latter-day Saint Temples to Reopen June 15

12 More Latter-day Saint Temples to Reopen June 15

Another twelve temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will reopen on June 15, 2020. All temples, including those listed below, are in Phase 1. This means only live sealings are performed for previously endowed members. Curitiba Brazil Temple Detroit Michigan Temple Durban South Africa Temple Hartford Connecticut Temple Johannesburg South Africa Temple Kona Hawaii Temple Laie …

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Prophet Joins with NAACP in Call for Racial Harmony

Prophet Joins with NAACP in Call for Racial Harmony

President Russell M. Nelson, the prophet of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, has released a joint statement with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) calling for racial harmony. The statement begins by detailing how the meeting between the two organizations quickly turned into a deep bond of respect. “Our common bond as followers …

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October 2020 General Conference Will Be Virtual Only

October 2020 General Conference Will Be Virtual Only

The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has shared the following letter about the October 2020 general conference with Church members everywhere. Dear Brothers and Sisters: While some areas of the world continue to experience the effects of a serious pandemic, other areas do not. As a worldwide organization, we have an obligation to be good citizens …

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Church Shares “Be One” Video Centered on Loving One Another

Church Shares "Be One" Video Centered on Loving One Another

Early this morning, the Church shared a video on their Instagram page advocating for members of the Church, as well as the world as a whole, to strive to be more loving and unified. The beautifully made video highlights that emotions such as anger, competitiveness, and other such emotions are important and valid. But with these emotions, we should remember …

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President Nelson Calls for Respect for Human Dignity, Condemns Racism

President Nelson Addresses Reintegration of Church Worship and Activities

In light of recent events, Russell M. Nelson, President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints shared the following message on his social media accounts: We join with many throughout this nation and around the world who are deeply saddened at recent evidences of racism and a blatant disregard for human life. We abhor the reality that some …

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