News Releases

Significant Updates Made to Five Chapters of the General Handbook

From Newsroom (Salt Lake City)

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints published updates to 15 chapters of its General Handbook: Serving in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This includes significant changes to five chapters.


COVID-19 and Its Impact on Latter-day Saints Around the World

From Newsroom (Salt Lake City) Another update on how coronavirus is impacting Latter-day Saints around the world. 

Latter-day Saint Leaders Honor Pioneers of Past and Present

From Newsroom (Salt Lake City)

A Message from the First Presidency on Changes to the Temple Endowment

From Newsroom (Salt Lake City) The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released the following message on Monday, July 20, 2020, about changes to the temple endowment ceremony.

Latter-day Saints Around the World: Country Newsroom Websites, June 26, 2020

From Newsroom (Salt Lake City)

Newsroom features stories from its more than 80 international Newsroom websites, as well as from the United States, to share what members and leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are doing to better serve their communities throughout the world.



To help curtail the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic in Sierra Leone, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints donated Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) and other items to the Government of Sierra Leone on Thursday, 7th May 2020.

Church Announces Plans to Construct a Temple in United Arab Emirates

On Sunday, April 5, 2020, President Russell M. Nelson announced that the Church will construct a temple in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE). “The plan for a temple in Dubai comes in response to their gracious invitation, which we gratefully acknowledge,” said President Russell M. Nelson in his historic announcement.

Prophet Announces Eight New Temples at General Conference

From Newsroom (Salt Lake City) President Nelson announced plans to build eight new temples throughout the world. One of these temples will be built in Dubai, which will serve thousands of Latter-day Saints living in two stakes in the Gulf States and a number of member districts in the Middle East, northern Africa, eastern Europe, and western Asia.

Prophet Introduces a New Proclamation to the World: “The Restoration of the Fulness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ”

From Newsroom (Salt Lake City) During the Sunday morning session of the 190th Annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, President Russell M. Nelson presented a proclamation in honor of the 200th anniversary of Joseph Smith’s First Vision.

April 2020 General Conference News and Announcements

From Newsroom (Salt Lake City) This page is a summary of news and announcements from the April 2020 general conference.