Europe

January 24, 2022 11:15 AM MST
The prophet reiterated a message that has become a common theme of his ministry: the importance of Latter-day Saints working to gather Israel.
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The Europe Area Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints conveyed a message of condolence and sympathy following the passing of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. The letter was sent via Her Majesty The Queen’s Private Secretary, Rt. Hon. Edward Young CVO:
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By  Emily Abel
May 29, 2020 04:30 PM MDT
Elder F. Enzio Busche, an emeritus General Authority Seventy died Thursday morning, May 28, at the age of 90.
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May 27, 2020 12:00 PM MDT
This story originally ran in the May/June 2020 issue of LDS Living.
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By  LDS Living
September 30, 2019 03:35 PM MDT
The first time Retta glimpsed the towering columns of the Parthenon and the sprawling, ancient limestone of the Acropolis in Athens, Greece, it took her breath away.
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September 16, 2019 11:26 AM MDT
"In this dedicated and consecrated house of the Lord, we too are explorers, searching not for new lands but for something much more precious,” Elder Andersen said at the dedication of the first temple in Portugal, then quoting John 17:3: “‘This is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou has sent.’
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August 30, 2019 06:09 PM MDT
The President of the Portuguese Republic, Mr. Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, toured the Lisbon Portugal temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on 29th of August, 2019. On this historic occasion, the President of Portugal also received his own family history from Elder José A. Teixeira, of the Presidency of the Seventy, which included a framed four generation chart and a book documenting the ancestry of the President.
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These introductory paragraphs are excerpted from a 1995 manuscript by Herbert Kurt Ludwig and the author. Ludwig was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints who served in the German infantry in World War II. His journey through World War II took him from the freezing steppes of Russia to the burning sands of North Africa, where he served as a motorcycle messenger in the headquarters of Field Marshal Erwin Rommel. Along with a 136,000 other Germans, he was abandoned by his country in North Africa, facing new dangers, opportunities, and challenges throughout the rest of the war.
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By  LDS Living
June 06, 2019 12:51 PM MDT
Sergeant Hugh Nibley was among the first to land on Utah Beach in Normandy, France, on June 6, 1944, exactly 75 years ago today. “My fate seems always to have been first in line. Our ship headed the convoy, and as if that were not enough, our party was to be the first ashore when contact was made with the division,” Nibley remembers of that day. In Meridian Magazine, Maurine Proctor recently compiled Sergeant Nibley's memories of D-Day in "Sergeant Hugh Nibley’s Surprising Memories of D-Day."
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June 03, 2019 01:50 PM MDT
RootsTech, the world’s largest genealogy conference, is coming to London and is pleased to announce Donny Osmond as a featured speaker.
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May 27, 2019 09:25 AM MDT
Eveline Marie Charlet Kleinert was born at Pully, Vaud, Switzerland, on February 9, 1878, the daughter of Marc Louis Charlet and Delphine Catherine Vionnet. She was baptized a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on October 1, 1896, at the age of 18, about a year and a half after her parents’ baptism.
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May 11, 2019 08:45 AM MDT
My parents grew up in Algeria, which at the time was a French colony. After the war of independence ended, they moved to Bordeaux, France, where I was born. It was only five months after my birth that my parents were baptized into the Church. They joined a fledgling branch that had more missionaries than members. Because there was no meetinghouse in the city of Bordeaux, they were baptized in a collapsible swimming pool in the missionaries' apartment. It was a humble beginning, but it changed my life and the life of our family!
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By  LDS Living
April 16, 2019 07:57 PM MDT
The world watched in horror on Monday as flames nearly consumed the 850-year-old Notre Dame Cathredal.
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April 16, 2019 01:28 PM MDT
Stepping out of his front door near Paris' Île Saint-Louis, Benjamin Poussard made his way toward the Pont de la Tournelle, a bridge crossing the Seine River. With plans to meet his wife to celebrate his birthday with a night out, he spotted smoke rising above the Île de la Cité, the island where the famous Notre Dame Cathedral sits at the heart of Paris.
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March 26, 2019 12:19 PM MDT
The greatest hero of women is the Savior Jesus Christ, said Sister Wendy Nelson during an interview with an Italian newspaper correspondent on March 11.
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March 20, 2019 03:09 PM MDT
Two Latter-day Saint volunteersdetained for nearly three weeks in Novorossiysk, Russia, have left for the United States and their families are rejoicing and expressing relief.
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March 20, 2019 11:36 AM MDT
Two Latter-day Saint volunteers have been released after spending nearly three weeks in a Russian detention center.
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March 11, 2019 11:48 AM MDT
ROME — In a major capital of Christianity on Monday, all 15 apostle-leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints gathered together for the first time outside the United States in what some called a powerful statement about the church's role as a world religion.
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The history of Rome spans more than 2,500 years. Ancient writers and poets described it as “The Eternal City,” or la Città Eterna, and it continues to live up to its name as one of the longest-enduring cities in the world. This March, many of Rome’s visitors will be Latter-day Saints gathering for the dedication of the first house of the Lord in Italy. This temple is the result of an untold number of prayers, struggles, and miracles—a symbolic victory of ancient and modern Christianity.
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March 06, 2019 09:54 PM MST
The U.S. State Department is aware that two young Latter-day Saint volunteers are being detained by local police in Novorossiysk, Russia.
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By  LDS Living
February 28, 2019 04:30 PM MST
"Religious minorities have an uneasy presence in Russia today," an article by Emma Friedlander from The Moscow Times states. With an estimated 22,000 members in Russia, Latter-day Saints are among one of those minorities.
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February 15, 2019 10:03 PM MST
“I knew in whom I had trusted, and with the fire of Israel’s God burning in my bosom, I forsook my home.” So wrote Jane C. Robinson Hindley, who was one of about 90,000 European converts who gathered to an American Zion in the mid-19th century.
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By  LDS Living
January 28, 2019 01:12 PM MST
As the open house begins for the Rome Italy Temple today, we wanted to share some behind-the-scenes images of the awe-inspiring, Christ-centered stained glass window created by Holdman Studios now displayed in the adjoining temple visitors' center. View the window from its early stages of development and creation to the placement of the last panel before the window was shipped to Italy as well as other inspiring details within the window.
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January 14, 2019 12:41 PM MST
Public tours begin this month for the Rome Italy Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Italy, the Church’s 162nd operating temple in the world.
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December 18, 2018 12:56 PM MST
The Church News recently featured how the Church has grown in Italy since missionary work began in 1850. Learn more about how recent legislation made way for the Rome Italy Temple set to be dedicated in March and how the temple is aiding missionary work today.
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November 21, 2018 05:01 PM MST
Elder Holland presented gift copies of the Book of Mormon to British officials, among them Prime Minister Theresa May, who received a leather-bound copy of the Book of Mormon with an inscription from the Church's First Presidency.
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By  LDS Living
November 20, 2018 07:57 PM MST
Above the scaffolding surrounding the spire of the Lisbon Portugal Temple, an angel Moroni now sits atop the first temple in the southern European country.
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November 08, 2018 02:03 PM MST
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August 27, 2018 06:31 PM MDT
While visiting a missionary's grave in East Germany during the Berlin Wall era, President Monson saw a powerful example of love and respect through the actions of a young deacon.
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July 20, 2018 03:57 PM MDT
Agostino and Pierina Vardeu were baptized members of the Church in June 1978. Married since 1961, they are among the most influential longtime members in Italy, and they’ve passed their love of the gospel down to four generations so far.
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July 10, 2018 12:26 PM MDT
“I accepted the message given to me on that stone, and from that moment we tried to do our part as missionaries in Scotland.” —President David O. McKay
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July 06, 2018 05:16 PM MDT
"Freedom of religion is inseparable from the fundamental right of all—whether religious or not—to think, express and act upon what you are deeply convinced of," Elder Uchtdorf . He recently became the first LDS Church leader ever to meet with a German chancellor.
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By  LDS Living
May 25, 2018 01:25 PM MDT
The fall of the Berlin Wall is one of those historical moments that became solidified in collective memory. That one moment transformed the lives of millions—but for Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf, that moment has a deeper significance.
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May 04, 2018 02:59 PM MDT
While speaking with a Russian journalist, Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf bore a powerful testimony of what temples mean and what Latter-day Saints do in temples.
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May 01, 2018 05:18 PM MDT
In 1960, I was living near Hamburg in West Germany and was called to be the mission YMMIA president. Half of the members of our mission lived in East Germany, which necessitated having counterpart Young Men’s and Young Ladies’ presidents serving in the same capacity in East Germany. Because the Church members were scattered over a large area, we made a special effort to plan as many activities as possible that could be attended by all the youth of the mission. This presented some problems peculiar to our mission, since half the mission was in West Germany and West Berlin, and the other half was behind the Iron Curtain. It was impossible to hold any activities in the eastern sector, so we scheduled all of our programs in West Berlin so that the East Germans could also attend. They could easily board a subway in East Berlin, ride across the border into West Berlin and attend the meeting, then return to their homes without difficulty.
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April 29, 2018 04:50 PM MDT
On Sunday, April 29, 2018, Church spokesman Daniel Woodruff released the following statement:
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By  LDS Living
March 29, 2018 04:07 PM MDT
The Church made the following statement on Thursday, March 29:
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January 23, 2018 03:23 PM MST
Jon Huntsman Jr. took a dip in a frozen Russian river in honor of a Russian holiday called Epiphany, which commemorates Christ's baptism in the river Jordan.
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November 24, 2017 02:44 PM MST
The First Presidency has called a new temple president and temple matron to serve in Preston, England.
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September 14, 2017 02:26 PM MDT
One of my favorite stories of Elder David A. Bednar was shared by LDS Church News on June 2016:
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By  LDS Living
August 05, 2017 01:54 PM MDT
During the Cold War, Ezra Taft Benson—then U.S. Agriculture Secretary—hosted Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev and his family during their visit to Washington D.C. in 1959. With tensions high and hostility continuous between the U.S. and the Soviet Union, President Benson did not welcome the opportunity.
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July 20, 2017 07:45 PM MDT
In August 2016, police in Samara, Russia,detained six LDS volunteers, who had been serving as missionaries until the Church changed their titles to volunteers after a new Russian law was enacted last year, expelling two from the country.
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July 03, 2017 01:09 PM MDT
LONDON — While the American Steve Kerr made headlines coaching the Golden State Warriors to another NBA title this summer, the Scottish Stephen Kerr made news vigorously backing troubled British Prime Minister Theresa May.
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June 09, 2017 12:46 PM MDT
“This is something I love. I don’t see it as a sacrifice,” Michela Banchin told USA Today about her membership in the Church. “We have a different way of living our lives.”
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May 22, 2017 07:43 PM MDT
With the First Presidency's recent announcement of the merging of two missions in Russia beginning in July, a statement was released on Monday by the Church detailing how the missionaries, known as volunteers, assigned to these areas will be affected.
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May 20, 2017 11:40 PM MDT
On Saturday, the Church announced the merger of two missions, the Russia Vladivostok Mission and the Russia Novosibirsk Mission, that will take effect July 1. According to a statement from the Church, the Europe East Area Presidency will supervise the merger, which will result in result in fewer volunteers to staff the combined mission.
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By  LDS Living
May 19, 2017 12:35 PM MDT
Chad Chiniquy knew he was getting off on the wrong train stop in Florence, Italy. But when he got off and met with two Mormon missionaries, the mistake was worth it.
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May 17, 2017 02:27 PM MDT
With the long-awaited open house of the Paris France Temple, many have taken interest in this unique temple, including many news sources. Read about the impressive reaction the media in France has had to the new temple.
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May 11, 2017 11:00 AM MDT
On the London Underground metro system, you're likely to see something unusual from time to time.
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March 27, 2017 12:49 PM MDT
To celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary, Utah couple Melissa and Kurt Cochran traveled through Europe, stopping in London to visit Melissa's parents who were serving a mission in the London temple. The day before they were to return home, they were caught in the middle of a deadly terrorist attack. Though heartbreaking, the family feels as though this tragedy has brought them closer together.
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February 21, 2017 10:00 PM MST
The cities of Spain have vivid histories filled with battling cultures, religious artwork, and impressive ruins covered in vines and sand. And while countless visitors come to experience Spain’s rich treasures and heritage, Church members in Spain know that their real treasures are the blessings of the gospel and that their true heritage comes from a divine source. Here are five things to know about the Church in this country.
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February 10, 2017 01:17 PM MST
At a recent conference hosted by the European Parliament, the Church shared the resources they've created for helping those addicted to pornography and preventing children from being exposed to pornography, including this powerful video:
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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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By  Peter Fagg
November 25, 2016 03:53 PM MST
Many readers recently read about or visited the beautiful "Light of the World" garden at Thanksgiving Point in Utah. It is a remarkable oasis of faith.
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November 07, 2016 02:34 PM MST
The First Presidency announcedthe open house and dedication date for the first temple in France.
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October 27, 2016 11:51 AM MDT
In his book Faith Rewarded, President Monson shared this touching memory from the groundbreaking of the historic Freiberg Germany Temple, which was the first temple built in a communist-ruled country. As a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, President Monson was assigned to the German Democratic Republic, also known as East Germany, to oversee the work of the Church there.
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By  LDS Living
September 07, 2016 07:15 PM MDT
In a video President Dieter F. Uchtdorf recently posted to Facebook, he shared the story of how the Lord made the impossible possible with the dedication of the first temple behind the Iron Curtain. He shares:
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September 06, 2016 03:00 PM MDT
With visible emotion and a heartfelt hand to his heart, President Uchtdorf and his wife, Sister Harriet Uchtdorf, exited the Freiberg Germany Temple following the final dedicatory session on Sunday, September 4. Pausing to hear the members sing “Gott mit euch, bis wir uns wiedersehn” ("God Be with You Till We Meet Again"), President Uchtdorf joined in singing with the members outside the temple.
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September 06, 2016 12:10 PM MDT
After Russia implimented a new anti-terrorism law that forbids public missionary work, the Church has decided to reassign some of the 77 missionaries called to serve in various missions around Russia due to the decreased need for missionaries in Russia.
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August 31, 2016 03:24 PM MDT
Because of what Russian officials are calling a "visa technicality," two more LDS missionaries left the country to serve in the Ukraine last Friday.
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