News Releases

Update: Information in Aftermath of Earthquakes in Ecuador and Japan

Learn more about recent earthquakes that hit Ecuador and Japan and what Mormons in those areas are doing to help in the relief effort.

Richard E. Turley Jr. Appointed as New Managing Director of Church Public Affairs

The First Presidency has appointed Richard E. Turley Jr. as the new managing director of The Church’s Public Affairs Department. Turley replaces Michael Otterson, who had previously announced that he would retire on August 31 of 2016.

Construction Milestone Reached for Star Valley Wyoming Temple

A small crowd gathered near Afton, Wyoming, for the placement of the angel Moroni statue atop the Star Valley Wyoming Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which is currently under construction. 

Presiding Bishop Caussé Dedicates the Palmyra Bishops’ Storehouse

An area of great significance in the history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the location of the new Palmyra bishops’ storehouse in Manchester, New York. Presiding Bishop Gérald Caussé dedicated the 8,000 square foot facility, Saturday, April 16, 2016. 

Journal Released of 19th-Century Mormon Leader George Q. Cannon

The first online installment of the journal of Mormon leader George Q. Cannon has been released to the public by the Church Historian’s Press.

Mormons Around the World Country Newsroom Websites April 14, 2016

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.

Boundary Maintenance in Mormonism Addressed by Church Public Affairs Head

Boundary maintenance “more often resembles art than science” said Michael Otterson, managing director of Public Affairs for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. His remarks were given at a two-day academic conference titled “Mormonism and the Art of Boundary Maintenance” on Tuesday to scholars and journalists at Utah Valley University in Orem, Utah. 

Ground Broken for Durban South Africa Temple

Ground was broken for the Durban South Africa Temple on Saturday, April 9, 2016, as hundreds of Mormons and other community members gathered to celebrate the event. The temple, announced by President Thomas S. Monson in 2011, will serve as South Africa’s second temple.

Mormonism in Pictures: General Conference Spring 2016

Large crowds gathered on Temple Square in Salt Lake City during the first weekend in April for the 186th Annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Four New Temples Announced by President Monson

Thomas S. Monson, president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, announced plans to build four new temples located in Harare, Zimbabwe; Quito, Ecuador; Belém, Brazil; and Lima, Peru (the Church’s second temple in that city). The announcement came during his remarks at the Sunday morning session of the Church’s 186th annual general conference.