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Mormons Around the World Country Newsroom Websites May 19, 2017

MormonNewsroom.org features stories from its international Newsroom websites to share what members and leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints around the world are doing to better the communities in which they live.

Peru: Country President Says Thank You to Church World Leader Via Video Conference
President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski and his wife, Nancy Lange, expressed gratitude to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for its members’ help in the country’s recent floods.

                         

President Henry B. Eyring, first counselor in the First Presidency, said the Church will always be available to help in the future. President Eyring also invited the Peruvian president to visit him when his schedule permits.

                                             

From left to right: Elder Carlos A. Godoy of the Seventy, President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski and his wife, Nancy Lange and Moroni Torres, Church welfare manager

Read more what the two leaders talked about on the Peru Mormon Newsroom website (Spanish).

France: Visitors Share Their Feelings About New Temple
Thousands of people have visited the new Paris France Temple. The public open house, which concluded May 13 after a three-week period, hosted people of many faiths, religious clergy, news media and community leaders.

                                                   

Visitors commented on the beauty of the temple and the importance Mormons place on the sacred edifices.

                                                 

Watch videos of their comments on the France Mormon Newsroom website (French).

Brazil: Two Latter-day Saints Appointed to Interreligious Forum
Sao Paulo, Brazil’s governor Geraldo Alckmin, has appointed two members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to the Interreligious Forum. The forum encourages the creation of public policies to confront and combat religious intolerance.

                                        

The appointed members are Dr. Ruth Junginger de Andrade as its titular member and Dr. Florant Jacques Lambert Damas as an alternate.

                                      

Read more about the purposes of the forum on the Brazil Mormon Newsroom website (Portuguese).

El Salvador: Mormons Serve the Needs of Others on National Service Day
Mormon Helping Hands volunteers cleaned utility poles as a way to beautify the capital city as well as to encourage Salvadorans to keep their community clean, orderly and free of violence where they live.

                                 

Approximately 500 volunteers participated, including Mormon missionaries, young people, adults and leaders of the Church, donating more than 2,000 hours of service.

                               

Read more about it on the El Salvador Mormon Newsroom website (Spanish).

Indonesia: Serving the Community Helps Latter-day Saints Follow Jesus Christ
Dozens of Mormon Helping Hands swept and collected and disposed of trash during a recent weekend of service.

                             

More than 100 Latter-day Saints brought gloves, brooms, garbage bags and masks to use in their cleanup efforts; they spent the day following the teaching of Jesus Christ to serve their fellow man.

                           

Go to the Indonesia Mormon Newsroom website (Indonesian) to learn more.

Southeast Africa: Religious Leaders Meet in Ancient Moroccan City
Mormon leaders from Africa’s west and southeast regions joined with senior officials of the European Union and the United Nations to participate in the 5th annual African Law and Religion Symposium recently held in Morocco.

              

Symposium topics included law, religion and security, a follow-up to a meeting in 2016 that discussed human rights’ violations, terrorism and the persecution of minorities. The symposium was held in the ancient walled city of Rabat, the capital city of Morocco.

       

Elder Kevin S. Hamilton of the Church's Seventy was included on a panel

Go to the Southeast Africa Mormon Newsroom website for a detailed report on the symposium.

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