News Releases

Urdaneta Philippines Temple: Ground Broken by Church Leaders

Senior Church leaders from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints joined with community and interfaith leaders in Urdaneta, Pangasinan on Wednesday, 16 January 2019, to break ground for a new temple.

Elder Jeffrey R. Holland Visits Philippines, Shares Message on Love

Messages of faith, love, and obedience highlight the multi-stake conference with Elder Jeffrey R. Holland, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Church).

First Presidency Statement on Temples

The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has issued the following statement about temples.

Church Announces New Missions, Boundary Realignments

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced the creation of four new missions and boundary realignments for 12 missions. With these changes, beginning July 1, 2019, there will be 399 missions worldwide.

Age Changes for Youth Progression and Ordination Announced

The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced a change Friday designed to strengthen children and youth through increased faith in Jesus Christ, a deeper understanding of His gospel, and greater unity with His Church and its members.

Global Response for 'Light the World' Service Initiative

For the third year, members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, together with others around the world, are participating in the “Light the World” service initiative. This year’s focus is divided into four weeks of service that emphasize helping the larger world, serving one’s community, strengthening one’s home and increasing devotion to one’s faith.

Dress Standards Updated for Sister Missionaries

Sister missionaries of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in all 407 missions around the world now have the option to wear dress slacks. 

Church Hosts Interfaith Women's Forum with Sister Sharon Eubank and Sister Bonnie H. Cordon

Women's Luncheon with Sis. Eubank and Sis. Cordon from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints held with prominent interfaith women to discuss ways to strenghten home and family.

Gifts From the Savior Focus of First Presidency’s Christmas Devotional

“Jesus Christ is God’s transcendent gift — the gift of the Father to all of His children,” said President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at the First Presidency’s Christmas Devotional. “That birth we joyfully celebrate each Christmas season.”

Manila Temple Grounds Light Up Early for Christmas

For more than 15 years, the Manila Philippines Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Church of Jesus Christ) lights up its grounds for the Christmas season every December. This year, the annual Christmas Temple Lighting started early.