Mormonnewsroom.org pulls stories from the international Newsroom websites to show what leaders and members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints around the world are doing to better the communities in which they live.
Italy: Mayor of Rome Visits Temple Construction Site
Rome mayor Gianni Alemanno (left of center) with Elder José Teixeira (middle) of the Church's Seventy toured the construction site of the first temple in Italy
Rome’s mayor, Gianni Alemanno, and Cristiano Bonelli, president of the IV Municipality of Rome, toured the Church’s temple site in April. Mayor Alemanno, an environmental engineer, was impressed with the Church’s high construction standards and materials, including the systems employed to manage water consumption, electrical production and the low environmental impact of the temple complex.
Local government leaders are shown a model of the Rome Italy Temple complex
European Church leader Elder José Teixeira and Elder Massimo De Feo of the Seventy, joined by construction staff, escorted the local government leaders on the tour providing detail of what the temple complex will include.
Read the full story on the Italy Mormon Newsroom website.
Dominican Republic: Family Values Art Gallery
Mormons in the Dominican Republic have created an art gallery featuring images taken from “Mormonads” of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which depict moral values and standards of living.
Dominican Republic Mormons created a gallery for images expressing wholesome values for living
The messages expressed in the gallery are aimed at children and young adults to empower them to face the challenges of daily life, particularly within the family, school and community.
Gallery of values in the Dominican Republic
The gallery idea started in 2011, and more than 38,000 visitors have viewed photography and art pieces that portray values such as self-esteem, faith, modesty, courtesy, kindness, obedience, health, honesty, patience, self-confidence and service to others.
Go to the Dominican Republic Mormon Newsroom website and read more about the gallery concept.
Uganda: Church Boosts National Football Association
Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Jinja district of Uganda, in the southeast part of the country, donated footballs to the Federation of Uganda Football Association recently. The donation event occurred during the kickoff of the annual Presidential Under-16 Cup and the unveiling of their newly constructed technical center in nearby Njeru.
The Church donated footballs to the Uganda Football Association
Association president, Lawrance Mulindwa, expressed great appreciation to the Church for its continued support and friendship.
Visit the Uganda Mormon Newsroom website to read more.
Ukraine: Modern Kitchen Equipment Donated by Church in Ukraine
Ukraine orphanage receives new kitchen equipment to help cook healthy meals
Stoves, ovens, freezers and other kitchen equipment have been donated by Humanitarian Services of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to an orphanage in the southern Ukraine city of Snyatyn.
The Church also donated washing machines to help in the regular laundry task
The orphanage serves 110 children and adults ranging in age from five to 30, all of whom are physically and mentally disabled. The Church also donated laundry equipment and supplies.
The Ukraine Mormon Newsroom website details more about this donation.
Uganda: Political Leaders Praise the Church for Its Positive Influence
Political leaders in Uganda recognized The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for the various contributions it has made to improve the lives of Ugandans over the years.
During a dinner in Uganda’s capital city, Kampala, multiple political leaders expressed thanks for the Church’s hard work on water projects, improved child nutrition and religious tolerance.
Learn more on the Uganda Mormon Newsroom website.
Canada: Mormons Invited to Host Jewish Commemoration
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was asked to host the Christian Jewish Dialogue of Montreal at the 34th annual Christian commemoration of the Shoah mid-April.
This marks the first time members of the Church in Montreal have been invited to participate in this annual tradition. The event brings Jews and Christians together on Holocaust Remembrance Day.
The Canada Mormon Newsroom website provides insight to the commemoration of the Shoah.