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Here’s Your First Look Inside the Rio de Janeiro Temple

Here's Your First Look Inside the Rio de Janeiro Temple

Beautiful new photos of the Rio de Janeiro Brazil Temple have been released alongside the official open house and dedication dates. The temple, first announced in April 2103, will be dedicated in three sessions on May 17, 2020. A public open house will be held from April 17 through May 2, 2020.

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Elder Soares Begins Central America Ministry, Meets Guatemala’s President

Elder Soares Begins Central America Ministry, Meets Guatemala's President

Elder Ulisses Soares of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles traveled to the Guatemala National Palace in Guatemala City for a historic meeting with Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei, who took office in January.   Me reuní con Ulisses Soares y miembros de la Iglesia de Jesucristo de los Santos de los Últimos Días, conversamos sobre las iniciativas humanitarias que tiene …

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Church to Remove Missionaries from China Due to Coronavirus

Church to Remove Missionaries from China Due to Coronavirus

As the coronavirus continues to impact China, with nearly 500 deaths and 25,000 reported cases, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has made the decision to transfer 113 missionaries out of the China Hong Kong mission. The decision was released as a full news statement from the Church Newsroom. It reads: In light of the coronavirus and the …

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New Video Shows Renovation Work on St. George Temple

New Video Shows Renovation Work on St. George Temple

The first phase of the renovation of the historic St. George Utah Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is underway in southern Utah. Twentieth-century additions on the north and west sides of the building have been removed. The temple was closed for renovation in November 2019 to undergo extensive structural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing and finish work. …

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Church Announces New Handbook for Leaders & Members

Church Offers Condolences After Mexico Massacre

On Thursday, General Authorities and General Officers of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints were introduced to a new handbook for all leaders and members. This more accessible handbook was created under the direction of the First Presidency and the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. Titled General Handbook: Serving in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, …

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President Nelson Reaches Out to China, Church Sends Supplies for Coronavirus

President Nelson Reaches Out to China, Sends Relief Supplies for Coronavirus

As concerns regarding the respiratory illness coronavirus continue to rise, Russell M. Nelson, president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, inquired of his longtime friends in China as to what might be needed. Through these efforts, the Church learned of a need for protective equipment at the Children’s Medical Center in Shanghai, where supplies have been depleted …

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Photos Show Salt Lake City Temple Interior as Renovations Begin

Photos Show Salt Lake City Temple Interior as Remodeling Begins

The Salt Lake City Temple closed in December 2019 to begin a four-year-long renovation and remodeling project. Now, photos released by the Church Newsroom show the temple in a new light as the interior furnishings are carefully packaged and removed before construction officially begins.   The major renovations will focus on earthquake stabilization, restoring paintings, completely reworking the grounds and …

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Virginia, Utah, & Philippines Temple Groundbreaking Dates Announced

Virginia, Utah, & Philippines Temple Groundbreaking Dates Announced

The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced groundbreaking dates for the Richmond Virginia Temple, the Alabang Philippines Temple, and the Layton Utah Temple. Richmond Virginia Temple—April 11, 2020 The groundbreaking for the Richmond Virginia Temple will be held Saturday, April 11, 2020. Attendance at the site will be by invitation only. The groundbreaking service will …

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Here’s Your First Look Inside the Durban South Africa Temple

The 10-day open house for the Durban South Africa Temple began yesterday on January 22, 2020. In celebration of the open house, the first photographs of the interior have been released to the public. The temple design was inspired by the buildings of downtown Durban. The corners of the building and tower employ simple and elegant detail, while fluted stone …

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First Presidency Announces Adjustments in Temple Ceremonial Clothing

Church Offers Condolences After Mexico Massacre

Latter-day Saints wear ceremonial clothing inside temples as part of the most sacred ordinances, or ceremonies, of their faith. In a letter released Friday, The First Presidency has recently made adjustments to the clothing to be more simple, comfortable, and cost-effective, as well as to enhance the temple experience for patrons. This change does not alter the sacred nature of …

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