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Decade in Review: Important LDS News Stories from 2010-2019

The last decade has been one of unprecedented growth for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. From the “Mormon Moment” of 2011 ushered in by political turmoil to the firm removal of “Mormon” from the Church’s vernacular, the period between 2010-2019 will never be forgotten. Take a look back on some of the biggest news moments of the …

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The 10 Biggest Church News Stories from 2019

President Nelson Meets with Pope Francis at the Vatican

As another year draws to an end, we’re taking a moment to look back on the biggest news stories of 2019. From temple dedications and policy changes to exciting events yet to come, these headlines about The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints helped light the world all year long. January 2, 2019 – First Presidency Releases Statement on …

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Car Accident Claims Life of Senior Missionary, Church Offers Condolences

Car Accident Claims Life of Senior Missionary, Church Offers Condolences

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has released the following statement from spokesman Daniel Woodruff: We are saddened to share news of the passing of a senior missionary. Elder Craig L. Meyocks, age 66, passed away Thursday following a car accident Christmas Day in Iowa. His wife, Sister Brenda Meyocks, was injured but is expected to recover. The …

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Temple News & Updates | Week of 22 December 2019

Thanks to members of the church worldwide and ChurchofJesusChristTemples.org for providing these updates. Please Note: It is possible that progress has been made on temples not included in this article that we have not been made aware of.  If you have updates (including pictures or video) about a temple near you, feel free to send it to calledtoshare (at) ldsdaily.com. Construction Milestone Reached at the …

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Temple News & Updates | Week of 15 December 2019

Thanks to members of the church worldwide and ChurchofJesusChristTemples.org for providing these updates. Please Note: It is possible that progress has been made on temples not included in this article that we have not been made aware of.  If you have updates (including pictures or video) about a temple near you, feel free to send it to calledtoshare (at) ldsdaily.com. Orem Utah Temple Site Announced …

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FamilySearch Now Lets You Document Same-Sex Family Relationships

FamilySearch Now Lets You Document Same-Sex Family Relationships

FamilySearch is one of the world’s largest collections of genealogical data, drawn from civil, ecclesiastical and other sources to be assessed for their genealogical value by each researcher. As announced in a news release, FamilySearch Family Tree now provides the ability for users to document same-sex family relationships. Consistent with the doctrine of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day …

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The Church of Jesus Christ Supports the Federal Fairness for All Act

The Church of Jesus Christ Supports the Federal Fairness for All Act

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints expressed support Friday for the federal Fairness for All Act introduced at the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C., this morning by nine members of Congress from seven states. The Church joins a broad coalition of bill supporters, including the Seventh-day Adventist Church, the 1st Amendment Partnership, the American Unity Fund, the Council for Christian Colleges …

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Primary General President Speaks at the UN in Geneva

Primary General President Speaks at the UN in Geneva

Sister Joy D. Jones, Primary general president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, addressed an international audience at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland. “I am so delighted to be in attendance representing the Primary, one of the largest children’s organizations in the world, and speaking [on] behalf of Latter-day Saint Charities,” said Sister Jones, who joined …

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Temple News & Updates | Week of 8 December 2019

Thanks to members of the church worldwide and ChurchofJesusChristTemples.org for providing these updates. Please Note: It is possible that progress has been made on temples not included in this article that we have not been made aware of.  If you have updates (including pictures or video) about a temple near you, feel free to send it to calledtoshare (at) ldsdaily.com. Annual Lighting of The Manila …

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Temple News & Updates | Week of 24 November 2019

Thanks to members of the church worldwide and ChurchofJesusChristTemples.org for providing these updates. Please Note: It is possible that progress has been made on temples not included in this article that we have not been made aware of.  If you have updates (including pictures or video) about a temple near you, feel free to send it to calledtoshare (at) ldsdaily.com. Baton Rouge Louisiana Temple Rededicated …

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