News Releases

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.

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.

Youth Speak at Saturday Evening Session of General Conference

Speakers at general conference are traditionally only Church leaders. Something unusual occurred at the Saturday evening session—talks from two teenagers. Laudy Ruth Kaouk and Enzo Serge Petelo each shared thoughts on how priesthood blesses youth.  

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.

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General Conference to Air Live on Jamaican Local Radio Station

Roots FM 96.1 to broadcast sessions of the 190th Annual General Conference...

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. 

The World Report

From Newsroom (Salt Lake City) The October 2018 edition of "The World Report."