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New Latter-day Saint leaders announced at conference

During the Saturday afternoon session of the 191st Annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, President Dallin H. Oaks, first counselor in the First Presidency, announced a number of leadership changes.The calls of 11 new leaders were announced. These calls ...

Church leaders reflect on pandemic lessons learned, recall priesthood duties

SALT LAKE CITY — Leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints spoke of fulfilling priesthood duties, gathering Israel, the Atonement of Jesus Christ and lessons learned from the pandemic during the priesthood session of the 191st Annual General Conference on Saturday night.Elder ...

Conference speakers touch on civility, abortion, living like Christ

Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints gathered around TVs, radios and computers worldwide as the 191st Annual General Conference began Saturday.In his welcoming message, President Russell M. Nelson encouraged those listening to prepare themselves and the world for the ...

LDS Handbook update sticks to promoting vaccines, features changes, additions

The updated English version of the General Handbook of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints went online Wednesday, just in time for this weekend’s Annual General Conference.As promised last year, the new handbook is not only updated but has additions to it as well.While the ...

Latter-day Saint Charities releases 2020 annual report

Latter-day Saint Charities, an arm of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, released its 2020 Annual Report on Friday.The report lists a plethora of services, initiatives and additions to its services during the COVID-19 pandemic.The report states that during 2020, Latter-day Saint ...

Syracuse LDS temple groundbreaking set for June

SYRACUSE — A groundbreaking ceremony will be conducted in June for the new temple in Syracuse, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced Tuesday.Elder Kevin R. Duncan of the church's Quorum of the Seventy will preside at the event, the exact date for which has not yet been ...

LDS Church cancels Hill Cumorah Pageant; other events postponed until 2022

Tourists and members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints hoping to see the last presentation of the Hill Cumorah Pageant will be disappointed with the announcement from church headquarters Tuesday.Due to the continuation of the COVID-19 pandemic, the popular pageant, which was ...

Pandemic has focused missionaries in California, around the world on service

With the onset of COVID-19, missionaries from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have learned that serving a mission is more than just knocking on doors.They have opened their hands and hearts and have found ways to serve their neighbors in the areas they are assigned to, while ...