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.

COVID-19 and Its Impact on Latter-day Saints Around the World

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

Young Adults from Africa West (French Areas) Participate in Devotional with Elder & Sister Andersen.

Over 2,030 Young  Adults from Benin, Burkina Faso, Côté d’Ivoire, Guinea, Sénégal, and Togo participated in Elder & Sister Andersen area devotional for French-speaking saints.

Priesthood Leaders in Ghana Come Together to be Taught Laws of Performing Marriages

On Saturday, 30 January 2021, the Africa West Area Office of General Counsel together with officers of the Registrar General’s Department in Accra organized a training for priesthood leaders on performing marriages in Ghana.  The training was held at the Christiansborg Stake Center in Accra. The meeting was attended by priesthood...

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.

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. 

First Presidency Calls 105 New Mission Presidents for 2021

From Newsroom (Salt Lake City) See the list of 105 new mission presidents and companions called by the First Presidency to begin serving in July.

2021 Curriculum to Focus on Study of the Doctrine and Covenants

From Newsroom (Salt Lake City) During 2021, children, youth, and adults are encouraged to study the Doctrine and Covenants at home. This study will be supported in Primary, Sunday School, and Seminary. See helpful links to all manuals and resources for 2021.