News Releases

Groundbreaking Dates Announced for Temples in Virginia, the Philippines and Utah

The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced groundbreaking dates for the Richmond Virginia Temple, the Alabang Philippines Temple and the Layton Utah Temple.

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Elder Rasband Says Choice ‘Depends Upon Robust Religious Freedom’

“My message today is of the fundamental doctrine of agency — the opportunity to choose between good and evil,” said Elder Ronald A. Rasband of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, who spoke at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. 

Durban South Africa Temple Opens Doors to the Public 

The public is invited to visit the new Durban South Africa Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The open house begins Wednesday, January 22 and goes through Saturday, February 1, 2020, with the exception of Sunday, January 26. The temple is located at 2 Izinga Drive, Hawaan, Blackburn, 4319, South Afr...

At Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Event, Apostle Encourages Christlike Love for All

Elder Gary E. Stevenson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was the keynote speaker Monday at the Salt Lake City branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).

Elder Cook Meets With Philippine President Duterte

From Philippines Newsroom

Elder Quentin L. Cook of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints met with Philippine President Rodrigo Roa Duterte in Manila for a courtesy visit on Wednesday, January 15, 2020. 

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First Presidency Announces Adjustments in Temple Ceremonial Clothing

Latter-day Saints wear ceremonial clothing inside temples as part of the most sacred ordinances, or ceremonies, of their faith. The First Presidency has recently made adjustments to the clothing to be more simple, comfortable, and cost-effective, as well as to enhance the temple experience for patrons. This change does not...

Crews Prepare Salt Lake Temple Grounds for Excavation

The Temple Square South Visitors’ Center and portions of the square’s south wall are being demolished today to give construction crews access to excavate around the Salt Lake Temple for the significant four-year-long renovation of the historic building.

Elder Cook Concludes Philippine Ministry

For nearly a week, Elder Quentin L. Cook of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and his wife, Mary, ministered in the Philippines, a country where they lived from 1996 to 1998 and where more than 800,000 Latter-day Saints reside.

Elder Cook Makes Unannounced Visit to Taal Volcano Evacuees 

Elder Quentin L. Cook of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles made an unannounced ministering visit on Wednesday evening to members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and others in the affected communities near Manila, Philippines, who are taking refuge at local Church meetings houses following the recent Taal...

Greater Manila, Philippines Threatened by Volcanic Ash

From Philippines Newsroom The Taal Volcano, located about 35 miles south of Manila, is spewing a large plume of ash, steam and rocks up to nine miles in the sky posing serious threats to residents.