News Releases

Leadership Changes in Presidency of the Seventy Announced

News Release — 6 OCTOBER 2015

Elder L. Whitney Clayton is the senior president of the Quorums of the Seventy, and Elder Gerrit W. Gong will now serve as a member of the Presidency of the Seventy. The Church made this announcement Tuesday, October 6, 2015.

Coverage and News Media Resources from the 185th Semiannual General Conference

News Release — 3 OCTOBER 2015

Six sessions of general conference are being held on September 26, October 3 and October 4, 2015, in the Conference Center in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Photos of the Speakers From the 185th Semiannual General Conference

News Release — 3 OCTOBER 2015

News media and bloggers will find high-resolution, downloadable photos of the speakers at the 185th semiannual General Conference of the Church on this page. 

Three Named to the
Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

News Release — 3 OCTOBER 2015

Three Church leaders — Elder Ronald A. Rasband, Elder Gary E. Stevenson and Elder Dale G. Renlund — were named to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Saturday.

The World Report

Video — 3 OCTOBER 2015

The October 2015 edition of The World Report is now available.

Mormon Temples Currently Under Construction

Infographic — 2 OCTOBER 2015

In addition to its 140-plus operating temples throughout the world, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints also has 10 temples under construction.

Children’s Handprints Displayed on Temple Square

Blog Post — 1 OCTOBER 2015

Thousands of colorful paper handprints representing acts of service from children around the world are on display in the lobby of the Joseph Smith Memorial Building on Temple Square in Salt Lake City. The “We Are His Hands” campaign was introduced in the January 2015 editions of the Church’s Friend and Liahona magazines.

Renovated Church History Museum Reopens on Temple Square

News Release — 29 SEPTEMBER 2015

Visitors to Temple Square in Salt Lake City will be able to learn about the history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at the newly renovated Church History Museum. The museum reopened to the public on Wednesday, September 30, 2015, following a one-year closure.

Mormonism in the News: Getting It Right | September 29, 2015

Blog Post — 29 SEPTEMBER 2015

In the “blood moon” story, it was the news media, not Mormons who needed to be calmed.