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President Oaks Rededicates Oakland California Temple  

The Oakland California Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has been rededicated under the direction of President Dallin H. Oaks, first counselor in the First Presidency.

Answer Questions the ‘Right Way in the Right Time,’ Apostle Tells Church Educators

During the Wednesday broadcast, Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the Quorum of the Twelve said the seminary and institute programs are currently a major focus among top Church leaders.

Apostle Thanks State of Kuwait for Formally Recognizing the Church

In February — and for the first time in more than 40 years — the State of Kuwait gave official recognition to a religious organization. That organization is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

At Global Faith Forum, Apostle Shares Seven Ways Religions Can Help Society Prosper

Elder Gerrit W. Gong of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles spoke to global faith leaders gathered in Japan Saturday about seven ways religions can address sustainable development goals that can achieve peace and help people thrive and care for the planet. Elder Gong was joined at the sixth annual G20 Interfaith Summit by his...

President Nelson Addresses Saints in "The Happiest Place on Earth"

President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints addressed thousands in a gathering in Orlando, Florida, Sunday evening, a destination known around the world for its theme parks and nearby beaches.

Ground Is Broken for Peru’s Fourth Temple

Construction of the Lima Peru Los Olivos Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has begun. Ground was broken for the temple under the direction of Elder Enrique R. Falabella of the Seventy and president of the South America Northwest Area.

In Jerusalem, Apostle Encourages Interfaith Listening and Learning

Speaking Wednesday evening from the auditorium of the BYU Jerusalem Center, with its breathtaking panoramic view of the Old City visible through the background windows, Elder Quentin L. Cook spoke to a group of Latter-day Saint and Jewish scholars about the importance of interfaith dialogue to build understanding and respe...

First Presidency Welcomes Delegation from Vietnam’s Committee for Religious Affairs

The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints met Tuesday with a delegation headed by Vietnam’s Committee for Religious Affairs (CRA). The delegation was in Utah Tuesday through Thursday to meet Church, government, religious and academic leaders. The group toured the Church’s Family History Library,...

West African Leaders Praise Church Focus on Family and Humanitarian Work

Senior leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints visited several countries in West Africa last week, where they met with government representatives, including the president of the Republic of Ghana.

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Elder Ulisses Soares Dedicates Fortaleza Brazil Temple