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.

...

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 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.

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.

...

Worldwide 200th Anniversary Celebration Goes Online

This April, while respecting social-distancing measures, Canadian members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, along with 16 million members worldwide, will celebrate online the 200th anniversary of a pivotal moment in their history: the First Vision of the Prophet Joseph Smith.

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.