News Releases

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. 

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.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Participates in Ghana COVID-19 Relief Efforts

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced an ongoing effort to address the COVID-19 pandemic. In connection with this effort and as part of the Church’s contribution towards supporting the COVID-19 relief in Ghana, on April 17, 2020, the Church donated basic necessities that will help reduce the effect of the...

First Presidency Provides Guidance on How to Administer the Church in Challenging Times

From Newsroom (Salt Lake City) How does one minister, give a priesthood blessing, or provide the sacrament of the Lord’s Supper during a global pandemic? These are among the issues addressed by the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in a letter and two documents sent to the faith’s global leadership as it continues to address...

Latter-day Saints Participate in Global COVID-19 Relief Efforts

From Newsroom (Salt Lake City) The First Presidency has announced an ongoing global effort to address the COVID-19 pandemic. Among the many projects underway, Church resources and volunteers are being used to help make much-needed face masks and other protective equipment for frontline health care workers.

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.

The Church’s New Symbol Emphasizes the Centrality of the Savior

From Newsroom (Salt Lake City) The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has a new symbol to identify the faith. Church Prophet and President Russell M. Nelson announced it and explained its significance during the Saturday evening session of the April 2020 general conference.