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Newsroom of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

“The well-being of Church members and the desire to be good citizens guide every decision regarding temples.”
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Since becoming the President of the Church, President Russell M. Nelson has extended several invitations to Latter-day Saints worldwide to act in faith.
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The First Presidency has released the dates for the open house and dedication of the Yigo Guam Temple.
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In March 2020 all temples were closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, 1 temple has temporarily paused its operations and just 1 temple remains in Phase 1. Find out where:
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The leaders and members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Africa South Area join hands with millions around the world in mourning the loss of South African struggle icon and statesman Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu.
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The Church announced Thursday that a spike in COVID-19 cases has prompted MTC leaders to implement new protocols.
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Elder Tshiama Anaclet Tshiama, age 24, from Luputa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, passed away on Sunday, December 19.
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The General Handbook is now complete in English. The most recent updates were published today online and in the Gospel Library app.
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November's updates include the demolition of the North Visitors' Center and excavation for the three additional floors on the north side of the temple.
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President Dallin H. Oaks rededicated the Mesa Arizona Temple following extensive renovations on Sunday, December 12, 2021.
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The new mission will be created from three existing missions and open in July 2022.
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New details are available for the Cape Town South Africa and the Queretaro Mexico Temples. See renderings of what these two temples will look like.
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A missionary serving in the Alabama Birmingham Mission of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has been hospitalized after he was shot multiple times on Friday, December 3.
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The Hawaii Laie Mission will include the Laie Hawaii Temple Visitors’ Center, three young single adult stakes near BYU–Hawaii, and two stakes in the Laie area.
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The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released the following Christmas message on Friday, November 26:
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The Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square has released a new Christmas video produced during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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The Provo Utah Temple will be reconstructed when the Orem Utah Temple is complete. See the newest photo rendering of the reconstruction here:
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Two armed men interrupted a multi-zone mission conference in Mexico. The mission president and his wife were also assaulted and threatened with a knife.
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The Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square will not perform its traditional Christmas concerts for a public audience in 2021.
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Due to growing concerns about civil unrest in Ethiopia, sixty missionaries, including the mission leaders, are temporarily being housed in neighboring Kenya.
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Closures will begin in early 2022. The exceptions are the Hamilton New Zealand and Guayaquil Ecuador Temples, which will require a transition period.
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The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has released the dates of the open house for the Rio de Janeiro Brazil Temple. See these photos of its stunning interior.
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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has released the location the Ephraim Utah Temple announced in May 2021 by Church President Russell M. Nelson.
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Beautiful music and messages of hope, provided by The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square, will be broadcast each Sunday on London Live, the capital’s TV station. The programs will be broadcast every Sunday evening at 5:30 PM.
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