News Releases

First Presidency Announces Limited Reopening of Temples

From Newsroom (Salt Lake City) In a letter to all Church members, the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints expressed their gratitude for the efforts of all those who have worked to address the global COVID-19 pandemic.

Updates on How COVID-19 Is Impacting Saints Worldwide

From Newsroom (Salt Lake City) Another update on how coronavirus is impacting Latter-day Saints around the world. 

Latter-day Saint Leaders Invite Children to Learn About Jesus Christ and Make a Difference in the World in Friend to Friend Broadcast  

From Newsroom (Salt Lake City) “We have been reminded that each of us is a beloved child of God. Please remember that fact,” said Russell M. Nelson, president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, in the first Friend to Friend event for members of the global faith’s Primary program that premiered on Saturday, February 20.

Six Area Devotionals from Apostles Will Reach Young Adults on Every Continent

From Newsroom (Salt Lake City) Beginning in the last week of February 2021, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will hold six Apostle-led area devotionals for Latter-day Saints ages 18 to 30.

Upcoming Friend to Friend Broadcast Invites Children to Follow Jesus Christ and Serve Others with Virtual Activities and Singalongs

From Newsroom (Salt Lake City) Leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are extending a special invitation to Primary children ages 3–11, parents and leaders to watch the Friend to Friend broadcast, a worldwide event that premieres on February 20, 2021, to encourage children to follow Jesus Christ and serve others as He did.

President Jones Shares Blessings of Acting When God Speaks in New #HearHim Video

From Newsroom (Salt Lake City) In the latest video and blog in the “How I Hear Him” series, Primary General President Joy D. Jones shares an experience when she heard in her mind the name of a woman, followed by the words, “Call now!”

The First Presidency and Apostles Over Age 70 Receive the COVID-19 Vaccine

From Newsroom (Salt Lake City) Eight senior leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints received the first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine Tuesday morning in Salt Lake City. 

Church Announced Eight New Mission Presidents for Asia

From Hong Kong Mormon Newsroom The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has called 105 new mission presidents and their companions to begin service in July; eight of them have been called to serve in the Asia Area.

2020 Year in Review

From Newsroom (Salt Lake City) Although words such as “quarantine,” “closed,” “canceled,” “paused,” and “postponed” have peppered global conversations this year, 2020 has been anything but a slow time for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The novel coronavirus disrupted and altered life in countless ways. But much of what is essential to the...

The Latest Changes to the General Handbook

From Newsroom (Salt Lake City) Another batch of updates was published today, December 18, 2020, to the Church’s General Handbook for leaders and members. Six more chapters have been rewritten, and sections of 11 other chapters were added or revised. The text is available to the public in English online and in the Gospel Library app. Versions in other languages...