Church News

May 12, 2021 05:47 PM MDT
Over nearly two decades of service as a General Authority Seventy, Elder Craig C. Christensen has served in a variety of roles. He currently serves as the Utah Area President and has previously served as a member of the Presidency of the Seventy and President of the Mexico South Area. Effective August 1, 2021, he will begin a new assignment as the South America South Area President.
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April 06, 2021 04:34 PM MDT
With five sessions and over 30 talks, it’s no wonder that general conference is so uplifting.
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March 11, 2021 05:29 PM MST
When Sister Kristen Oaks married then-Elder Dallin H. Oaks in June 2000, she wasn’t just marrying an Apostle—she was stepping into a brand-new family.
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February 08, 2021 07:47 PM MST
A January 29, 2021 notice from the Temple Department to local leaders in the United States and Canada shared a new opportunity for senior service missionaries—serving in their assigned temple where they live.
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January 06, 2021 08:19 PM MST
On the latest episode of the Church News podcast, Sister Sheri Dew, executive vice president of Deseret Management Corporation and former member of the Relief Society General Presidency, interviews Sister Wendy Watson Nelson. Together, the two look back on highlights from President Russell M. Nelson’s ministry and life. Here are just three things we took away from this beautiful interview.
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December 22, 2020 04:57 PM MST
In September, Church News shared what President Russell M. Nelson taught his 57 grandchildren and 140 great-grandchildren as part of his birthday celebration.
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December 15, 2020 07:24 PM MST
In a new video released by Church News, President M. Russell Ballard remarks that in his 45 years as a General Authority, he’s traveled the world and there are not many places he hasn’t been—but “the greatest thing probably that ever happened was finding her and marrying her.”
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December 02, 2020 08:43 PM MST
Earlier this year, Elder Jeffrey R. Holland was admitted to the hospital for issues unrelated to COVID-19. And on this week’s episode of the Church News podcast, Elder Holland talks about his miraculous recovery.
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By  Emily Abel
June 29, 2020 06:53 PM MDT
A world in commotion creates a world of opportunities to serve. And Latter-day Saints everywhere are doing just that.
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February 21, 2019 02:51 PM MST
With so many changes in the Church happening on what feels like a weekly basis, it’s easy to get caught up in the announcements themselves.
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December 26, 2018 10:13 PM MST
"If you think the Church has been fully restored, you're just seeing the beginning," President Russell M. Nelson said during his South American tour this year. This past year has demonstrated our Church is a living church—one that is continually evolving to help bring us closer to the Savior. And this is just the beginning. "Wait till next year, and then the next year," President Nelson said. "Eat your vitamin pills. Get some rest. It's going to be exciting."
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September 27, 2018 09:29 AM MDT
Latter-day Saints were blown away last general conference by the whirlwind of changes and announcements that took place. But that was just a small taste of what we've been experiencing these past six months. Here are the changes that have happened since last general conference that prove our Church is a living Church directed by the Lord's chosen messenger today.
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February 28, 2018 01:21 PM MST
This year marks the 40th anniversary of the revelation on the priesthood in June 1978, which allowed all worthy black male Church members’ to have the priesthood. As we celebrate this event, let us learn more about our black brothers and sisters around the world.
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By  LDS Living
January 17, 2018 12:07 AM MST
Twenty-year-old Elder Emilio Ignacio Pradenas Diaz died on January 15 after a brief, undiagnosed illness, and the cause of death is still undetermined. Elder Emilio Ignacio Pradenas Diaz was serving in a city in Argentina in the Uruguay Montevideo West Mission at the time of his death. We are praying for his family and the members of his home stake, the Santiago Chile Ñuñoa Stake.
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By  LDS Living
April 05, 2017 08:13 PM MDT
On Wednesday afternoon, Church spokesman Eric Hawkins confirmed that President Thomas S. Monson is alive and continuing to rest and recover in the hospital, according to the Deseret News.
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January 11, 2017 08:26 PM MST
We are grateful for Elder Lynn Sorensen's example and his service to the Church. Our prayers are with his family.
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December 28, 2016 10:00 PM MST
With 2016 coming to a close, it's time to look back on some of the big changes, announcements, and news from the Church throughout the year and reflect on the progress, miracles, and changes that continue to bless the lives of members worldwide.
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November 18, 2016 12:59 PM MST
Our prayers are with Kevin Jhostyn Regalado's family.
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September 03, 2016 11:00 AM MDT
Following the recent travels of two apostles to Central and South America, Elder Renlund and Elder Cook praised the members and missionaries in Guatemala, Columbia, and Peru.
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December 22, 2015 05:20 PM MST
In a fun, visual, and interactive design, the Church has posted the most impactful Church news from 2015. From five new temples built in Argentina, Utah, Peru, Indiana, and Mexico,to three new apostles being called to the Quorum of the Twelve, we've experienced a lot of joy and even a little heartache as we've moved forward in the work of the Lord.
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December 01, 2015 05:51 PM MST
From making cakes for a displaced expectant mother to providing crucial translation, shelter, and supplies, the Church members and missionaries in Boston have come to the rescue for those who lost their homes in a fire in Boston.
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October 01, 2015 08:50 AM MDT
A lot has happened in the world and within the Church since last general conference—from the US Supreme Court's ruling on gay marriage to the death of three Apostles to the dedication of four new temples. It's incredible to think just how much can change over six short months. Take a look!
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September 22, 2015 05:51 PM MDT
MR says: The LDS Church raised the standards for seminary graduation last year. Check out how this change has impacted LDS teens.
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August 24, 2015 02:37 PM MDT
MR says: Key Church artwork painted by a famous 19th-century painter, who even did portraits for presidents, vanished early in Church history. Find out how this important art was recently rediscovered.
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August 16, 2015 09:17 PM MDT
MR says: What an exciting and innovative way to bring family history to life. And there's no better location than near the temple.
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December 31, 2013 05:00 PM MST
Following are highlights from some of the articles published in the Church News during 2013.
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