News Releases

FamilySearch Now Provides Ability to Document Same-Sex Family Relationships

FamilySearch Family Tree now provides the ability for users to document same-sex family relationships. Consistent with the doctrine of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, only marriages between people of the opposite sex may be solemnized or sealed in the temple.


YM General President Trains Kalibo and Roxas Youth to Be Strong

The youth is the future, and so to strengthen the young generation of the Church, Brother Stephen Owen, President of the Young Men General Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, met with Church leaders, young men and their parents in Kalibo, Aklan for a training and devotional on 4 December 2019.

How Do We Obtain World Peace, Become More Angelic and Experience Joy? Christmas Devotional Provides Answers

What is the key to unlock world peace? Personal righteousness rooted in the Prince of Peace, Jesus Christ. How can we behave more like angels? Visit the isolated among us with Jesus Christ’s good news. What can we do to experience joy? Embrace simplicity, service and stillness. What is the perfect gift to give during any season...

First Presidency Announces a Session Change to April 2020 General Conference

President Russell M. Nelson put Latter-day Saints around the world on notice in October that the April 2020 general conference “will be different from any previous conference” because it “will commemorate the very foundations of the restored gospel.” Spring 2020 marks 200 years since Joseph Smith’s inaugural vision of the Father...

First Presidency Releases Statement on Refugees

The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has issued this statement on refugees following recent media inquiries:

First Presidency 2019 Christmas Message

Manila Philippines Temple Lights Up for the Christmas Season

Thousands of lights, as well as hundreds of smiles, illuminated the Manila Philippines Temple Grounds as the countdown came to a close on the evening of 23 November 2019.

Church, Charity Partners Unveil the Light the World Giving Machines

The #LightTheWorld Giving Machines are back and are now opened to accept donations. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, together with its three charity partners, UNICEF Philippines, Caritas Manila and HERO Foundation, as well online influencers and celebrities unveiled the machines on Friday, 8 November at the...

Light the World Products Now Available Online

Who want to participate in the Light the World Giving Machines but live outside of Metro Manila,, donations can be through the popular online shopping app called Lazada. 

President Nelson Urges Singapore Saints to ‘Look to the Future’

“Now is not only a time for us to look back, it is the time to look forward with excitement to the future,” said President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints during a visit to the Republic of Singapore. “What a glorious future is in store for you.”