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Major Earthquake Strikes Nepal

Church Statement — 25 April 2015

"Our thoughts and prayers are with all those in Nepal impacted by Saturday’s earthquake and particularly those who have lost loved ones," Church spokesman Eric Hawkins said today.

Ground Broken for Star Valley Wyoming Temple

News Release — 25 April 2015

Leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints joined with community leaders in Star Valley, Wyoming, on Saturday, April 25, 2015, to break ground for the first temple in Wyoming. Elder Craig C. Christensen of the Presidency of the Seventy presided at the ceremony. He was joined by Elder Kent F. Richards of the Seventy and executive director of the Church’s Temple Department. Several community and civic leaders also attended.

President Uchtdorf Speaks at Religious Symposium at USC

News Story — 24 April 2015

President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, second counselor in the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and his wife, Harriett, joined religious scholars and leaders of other faiths at the inaugural John A. Widtsoe Symposium at the University of Southern California.

Elder L. Tom Perry to Receive Treatment for Cancer, Elder Richard G. Scott Hospitalized 

News Release — 24 April 2015

Elder L. Tom Perry will begin radiation treatment this morning after being diagnosed with cancer in the thyroid gland. Elder Richard G. Scott, age 86, was hospitalized last evening due to gastrointestinal bleeding.

In Argentina, Apostle Says Religious Freedom Is Everyone's Concern

News Story — 23 April 2015

A leader of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints told the Argentine Council for International Relations (CARI) today that religious freedom is not just the concern of religious persons.

In An Open Letter, Faith Leaders Reaffirm Commitment To Marriage And Religious Freedom

News Story — 23 April 2015

More than 30 religious leaders in the United States have reaffirmed their shared commitment to marriage and religious freedom in an open letter.

Payson Utah Temple Opens Doors to the Public

News Release — 21 April 2015

The public is invited to visit the newly completed Payson Utah Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The open house will begin on Friday, April 24, 2015.

Mormons Practice 100 Years of Family Home Evening

News Story — 21 April 2015

Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints practice a weekly meeting called family home evening, which has been held throughout the Church for 100 years.

New Mormon Institute of Religion Building Dedicated on Arizona Campus

News Story — 20 April 2015

Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and visitors have a new institute of religion and meetinghouse to gather in on the campus at Arizona State University.

Mormons Around the World Country Newsroom Websites April 20, 2015

Blog Post — 20 April 2015

MormonNewsroom.org features stories from its international Newsroom websites to share 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.

Public Invited to Tour Córdoba Argentina Temple

News Release — 14 April 2015

The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has invited the public to see inside the faith’s newest temple in Argentina.

Mormonism in the News: Getting It Right | April 14, 2015

Blog Post — 14 April 2015

This edition of "Mormonism in the News: Getting It Right" features a Salt Lake Tribune report on Latter-day Saint congregations for the hearing impaired, as well as a Washington Post dispatch that details the behind-the-scenes efforts that achieved fairness for all in Utah in regard to religious liberty and LGBT rights.

Religious Freedom and Fairness for All

Commentary — 13 April 2015

A diverse coalition of faith communities, including The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, has filed an amicus brief with the United States Supreme Court to lend its voice on the coming same-sex marriage case. This article explains why the Church has joined the brief.

Open House Tickets for Payson Utah Temple Now Available

Blog Post — 13 April 2015

The Payson Utah Temple opens its doors to the public Friday, April 24 – Saturday, May 23, 2015. Reservations for free open house tickets  are now available.

"Because He Lives" Initiative Spreads Easter Message to Millions

News Release — 8 April 2015

The Church's latest initiative to spread hope through the teachings of Jesus Christ saw significant success during Easter 2015.

Mormonism Online: In Your Own Words | 6 April 2015 

Blog Post — 6 April 2015

This weekend thousands shared their online thoughts about their experiences with the five sessions of general conference held on April 4th and 5th.

New Temples Announced: Abidjan, Ivory Coast (Côte d’Ivoire); Port-au-Prince, Haiti; Bangkok, Thailand

News Release — 5 April 2015

President Thomas S. Monson announced plans to build new temples in Bangkok, Thailand, Abidjan, Ivory Coast and Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Photos of the Speakers From the 185th Annual General Conference

News Release — 4 April 2015

News media and bloggers will find high-resolution, downloadable photos of the speakers at the 185th Annual General Conference of the Church on this page. This page will be updated throughout the conference.

New General Authorities, Young Men Presidency and Primary Presidency Changes Announced

News Release — 4 April 2015

The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced five new general authorities, a new Young Men general presidency, a new counselor in the Primary general presidency and 53 Area Seventies.

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

News Release — 4 April 2015

Information regarding the 185th Annual General Conference will be updated on this page throughout the week and weekend. See the links below for news releases, blog posts and photos covering the conference.

2014 Statistical Report for 2015 April General Conference

News Release — 4 April 2015

The First Presidency has issued the following statistical report of the Church as of 31 December 2014.

 

First Presidency 2015 Easter Message

News Story — 3 April 2015

The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints issued its annual Easter message.

President Obama Notes Mormon Efforts with Religious Freedom Laws

News Release — 2 April 2015

President Barack Obama met with Church leaders Thursday night in Salt Lake City and expressed his appreciation for the Church’s leadership role in seeking a balance between religious freedom and nondiscrimination.

In News Interview, Primary Leaders Reflect on Five Years of Service

Blog Post — 2 April 2015

The three women who have led the Primary children for the past five years reflected on their service in a recent interview with the Deseret News.

Faith-Based Media Experiences Revival, Finds New Audiences

Blog Post — 2 April 2015

Hollywood executives are responding to audience demand for more faith-based media, including television shows and movies. 

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