News Releases

April 2020 General Conference News and Announcements

This page is a summary of news and announcements from the April 2020 general conference.

Unable to Gather, West African Latter-day Saints to Participate in General Conference through Nationwide Broadcasts

From Ghana Newsroom

Stone Removal Set to Begin at Salt Lake Temple After Earthquake

Workers at the Salt Lake Temple project install a crane on the temple's south side to remove stones on the temple spires that were displaced during the recent earthquake in Salt Lake City.

Updates on How COVID-19 Is Impacting Saints Worldwide

This page provides updates on how COVID-19 (coronavirus) is impacting The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and its global membership.

April 2020 Edition of The World Report 

 The World Report, a semiannual compilation of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ global news, and released each general conference, is now available on Newsroom and YouTube.  

Church Offers New Options for Missionary Service

The First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles sent the following letter March 31, 2020, to all Latter-day Saints about new service options for missionaries who have returned home becaues of COVID-19. See the latest updates on how COVID-19 is impacting Saints worldwide.


President Nelson Extends Invitation to Rejoice in Truth at General Conference

As concern over COVID-19 continues and many throughout the world are experiencing grief, loss, confusion and frustration, President Russell M. Nelson shared a message on his social channels, inviting all people, regardless of faith tradition, to join in general conference through technology to hear reassuring messages of truth...

This Week’s General Conference Promises to Be Memorable

The 190th Annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (April 4–5, 2020) will be unlike any prior conference in the history of the Church.


Young Missionary Dies in the Dominican Republic

Three missionaries serving in the Dominican Republic Santiago Mission were involved in a car accident this afternoon. Tragically, Elder Israel Emmanuel Ramírez Díaz, age 20, from Ecatepec, Mexico, passed away in that accident. He had been serving since April 2018. Two other missionaries with Elder Ramirez at the time -- Elder...

Latter-day Saints Around the World: Country Newsroom Websites, March 27, 2020