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Russell M. Nelson Named 17th Mormon Church President

Russell M. Nelson Named 17th Mormon Church President

News Release from Mormon Newsroom President Russell M. Nelson was announced as the 17th president and prophet of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Tuesday, January 16, 2018. The announcement was made by Elder D. Todd Christofferson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles during a live broadcast from the annex of the iconic Salt Lake Temple. …

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What We Know About President Nelson’s Special Live Announcement

What We Know About President Nelson's Special Live Announcement

On Saturday, January 13, 2018, members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints received an invitation through e-mail and social media to attend a special live broadcast from President Russell M. Nelson, president of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. The live broadcast will take place on Tuesday, January 16, 2018, at 9 a.m. Mountain Standard Time and …

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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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LDS Church Donates $5 Million in Ongoing Refugee Assistance

LDS Church Donates $5 Million in Ongoing Refugee Assistance

News Release from Mormon Newsroom The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints recently announced its ongoing commitment to help alleviate the global refugee crisis. Contributions of $5 million ($3.8 million in kind and $1.2 million in cash) have been donated to the following nine charitable organizations in the United States that are authorized to resettle refugees: Church World Service …

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U.S. President Donald Trump Visits LDS Welfare Square

U.S. President Donald Trump Visits LDS Welfare Square

News Release from Mormon Newsroom “We’re really proud of you. What you do is like nobody else.” Those were the words of U.S. President Donald J. Trump in his first visit to Salt Lake City since becoming president a year ago. President Trump met with leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at Welfare Square Monday, December …

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Christ’s Birth Celebrated at First Presidency’s Christmas Devotional

Christ's Birth Celebrated at First Presidency's Christmas Devotional

News Release from Mormon Newsroom “One word best describes the feelings we experience at Christmastime. That word is love,” said President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, second counselor in the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, at the First Presidency’s Christmas Devotional. “After all, the gift that we celebrate at Christmas is a gift of love — …

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Christmas Lights Shine Bright on Temple Square

News Release from Mormon Newsroom Get ready, set, light! Thousands of LED lights spread out over the 35 acres of historic Temple Square and the immediate area were turned on Friday, November 24, 2017. Hundreds of people of all ages, waiting in great anticipation for the magic moment, were not disappointed. The annual lighting of Temple Square has become a …

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Elder Robert D. Hales Funeral Arrangements Announced

Elder Robert D. Hales Funeral Arrangements Announced

News Release from Mormon Newsroom Funeral services for Elder Robert D. Hales of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will be held in the Tabernacle on Temple Square Friday, October 6, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. MDT. The funeral will be open to the public ages 8 and older. Elder Hales died …

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LDS Church Expresses Deepest Condolences After Las Vegas Shooting

LDS Church Expresses Deepest Condolences After Las Vegas Shooting

On Sunday night, at least 58 people were killed and more than 515 were injured when a shooter opened fire from the 32 floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel in Las Vegas onto concert-goers outside. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released the following statement Monday in response to the shooting: To all of those affected by the horrific …

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Leadership Changes Announced at October 2017 General Conference

Leadership Changes Announced at October 2017 General Conference

News Release from Mormon Newsroom President Henry B. Eyring of the First Presidency announced the following changes to Church leadership at the Saturday afternoon session of the 187th Semiannual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. General Authority Seventies The following General Authority Seventies were released and given emeritus status: Stanley G. Ellis Larry R. Lawrence W. Craig …

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