News Releases

President and Sister Nelson Plan June Ministry Visit to Florida

Latter-day Saints in Florida will soon get a visit from President Russell M. Nelson and his wife, Wendy. The prophet will speak at a devotional in Orlando on Sunday, June 9, 2019, at 5:00 p.m.

Plans Unveiled for Salt Lake Temple Renovation

Details and project renderings have been released regarding the upcoming closure and renovation of the historic Salt Lake Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Tabernacle Choir 2019 Easter Concert Streamed Live

The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square, the Orchestra at Temple Square, the Bells on Temple Square and the Gabriel Trumpet Ensemble will perform in a special Easter service on Temple Square in Salt Lake City. The concert will be broadcast online and on television.

President Nelson Pens Personal Note of Sympathy to Pope Francis after Notre Dame Fire

President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints wrote words of comfort and encouragement to Pope Francis in the wake of the devastating fire at the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, April 15, 2019.

Church in the Philippines Launches ‘He Is With You’ Easter Initiative

As the country gears up for the Holy Week, the Philippines Area of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will launch an Easter initiative that will focus on the Living Christ.

Women of the Church Celebrate the 177th Relief Society Anniversary

The year 2019 marks the 177th Anniversary of the Relief Society Organization, one of the largest women’s organizations in the world. To mark this momentous event, thousands of women, ages 18 and above, of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and their friends in the Philippines gathered together to sing, dance, edify...

President and Sister Nelson Prepare for Pacific Ministry

President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and his wife, Wendy, along with Elder Gerrit W. Gong of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and his wife, Susan, will leave in mid-May on a ministry visit to seven destinations in the Pacific. The global faith leaders will leave Salt Lake City on Thursday,...

First Presidency Announces New Church Historian, Commissioner of the Church Educational System

The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced, effective August 1, 2019, the call of Elder Legrand Curtis Jr. of the Seventy as Church Historian and Recorder, a role previously filled by Elder Steven E. Snow of the Seventy.

First Presidency Easter Message 

“He is risen!” (Matthew 28:6) This is the glorious message of Easter and great reminder of the victory of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.

Prophet Announces Eight New Temples at April 2019 General Conference

At the conclusion of the 189th Annual General Conference, President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced plans to build eight new temples. This brings the total number of operating temples (162) and temples announced or under construction (47) to 209 worldwide.