News Releases

President Nelson Invites World to Participate in Fast on Good Friday

From Newsroom (Salt Lake City)

Russell M. Nelson, president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is calling people of all faiths and beliefs to join a global fast for COVID-19 relief on Good Friday. He extended the invitation to the world during the Saturday evening session of the 190th Annual General Conference.

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New Easter Initiative Encourages People to #HearHim

From Newsroom (Salt Lake City) The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is inviting people to follow Jesus Christ and #HearHim during the Easter season. The weeklong initiative runs through the Holy Week, which ends on Easter Sunday.

Church Announces Plans to Construct a Temple in United Arab Emirates 

From Newsroom (Salt Lake City) A temple in Dubai—the first temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Middle East—will serve thousands of Latter-day Saints living in two stakes in the Gulf States and a number of member districts in the Middle East, northern Africa, eastern Europe, and western Asia.

Prophet Announces Eight New Temples at General Conference

From Newsroom (Salt Lake City) President Nelson announced plans to build eight new temples throughout the world. One of these temples will be built in Dubai, which will serve thousands of Latter-day Saints living in two stakes in the Gulf States and a number of member districts in the Middle East, northern Africa, eastern Europe, and western Asia.

Prophet Introduces a New Proclamation to the World: “The Restoration of the Fulness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ”

From Newsroom (Salt Lake City) During the Sunday morning session of the 190th Annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, President Russell M. Nelson presented a proclamation in honor of the 200th anniversary of Joseph Smith’s First Vision.

April 2020 General Conference News and Announcements

From Newsroom (Salt Lake City) This page is a summary of news and announcements from the April 2020 general conference.

2019 Statistical Report for April 2020 Conference

From Newsroom (Salt Lake City) For the information of the members of the Church, the First Presidency has issued the following statistical report concerning the growth and status of the Church as of December 31, 2019.

New Seventies and Young Men General Presidency Named at April 2020 General Conference

From Newsroom (Salt Lake City) The Church announced the calls of nine new General Authority Seventies, 57 Area Seventies and a new Young Men general presidency during the Saturday afternoon session of the April 2020 general conference.

Sunday Morning Session Will Include Worldwide Solemn Assembly With Hosanna Shout

From Newsroom (Salt Lake City)

President Russell M. Nelson announced that a portion of the Sunday morning session of general conference will become a worldwide solemn assembly when he leads the Saints in the Hosanna Shout.

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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.