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Bishop Wester Praises Utah Visit of Cardinal George

Bishop John Wester of the Salt Lake City Diocese was not looking backward as he considered the significance of Cardinal Francis George's visit to Utah and address at Brigham Young University.

New Shortcode for Newsroom Text Alerts

We've created a new shortcode to sign up for breaking news text alerts on Newsroom.lds.org.

Torah Bright Wins Gold Medal

Australian snowboarder Torah Bright won an Olympic gold medal Thursday in the women's halfpipe, propelling herself to the front-page of news papers in her home country and throughout the world.

Georgia Latter-day Saints Pack Tools for Haiti

A Home Depot donation of $2 million in tools and accessories and the volunteer efforts of members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Georgia will help some Haitians rebuild after last month's devastating earthquake.

Photos and Sound Bites Added to Ogden Utah Temple News Release

Earlier today we posted a news release on Newsroom.lds.org covering an announcement by the Church about the Ogden Utah Temple getting an architectural facelift.

Church Nutrition Program Helping Bolivians

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is teaching some Bolivians in a remote region of the country to eat healthier by growing their own vegetables. LDS Church News reporter Jason Swensen traveled to Suriquina, Bolivia, to see how people are growing vegetables in a carefully monitored hole in the ground.

Mormon Athletes Gather at 21st Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, British Columbia

The Olympic Winter Games begin in Vancouver, British Columbia, with opening ceremonies planned for 12 February. Part of the pageantry will be the parade of nations, with competitors representing more than 80 countries.

Peru Earthquake Aftermath - 30 Months Later

Church News reporter Jason Swensen covered the 2007 earthquake in Peru and recently visited the city of Pisco to talk to Latter-day Saints for their stories of rebuilt homes and spirits. His story appears in the Church News.

United in Love and Help in Samoa

In late January, 40 men from a local Latter-day Saint congregation in Samoa worked together to build a home for a family who lost their home during the September 2009 tsunami.

Pure Religion in Haiti

In this week's posting on the On Faith blog, Michael Otterson writes about the outpouring of aid following the devastating earthquake in Haiti.

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