News Releases

April 2020 Edition of The World Report 

From Newsroom (Salt Lake City)  The World Report, a semiannual compilation of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ global news, and released each general conference, is now available on Newsroom and YouTube.  

Church Updates Handbook Chapters on Aaronic Priesthood Quorums, Young Women and Primary

Under the direction of the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints published updates today, March 25, 2020, to chapters in its General Handbook about Aaronic Priesthood quorums, Young Women and Primary (the Church’s organization for children). The chapters are available in English online...

Church Provides Service Options for Missionaries

From Newsroom (Salt Lake City)

The First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles sent the following letter March 31, 2020, to all Latter-day Saints about new service options for missionaries who have returned home becaues of COVID-19. See the latest updates on how COVID-19 is impacting Saints worldwide.

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LDSC Donates 3,000 Kangaroo Tubes to Provincial Hospital in Cebu

The health of newborn infants is critical to their survival. To help reduce mortality rates in the Province of Cebu, Latter-day Saint Charities (LDSC) turned over 3,000 Kangaroo Tubes to the Vicente Sotto Memorial Hospital (VSMH), a provincial hospital nestled in the heart of Cebu City.

Latter-day Saint Women Rise Up to Serve Others Amid COVID-19 Lockdown

In celebration of National Women’s Month, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints highlighted stories of women who, despite lockdown measures, used their time and talents to be "of service to their fellow beings."

Prophet Invites All to Fast and Pray for Relief from COVID-19

From Newsroom (Salt Lake City) In a new video message , President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints invites the world to join him on March 29, 2020, for a day of fasting and prayer for relief from COVID-19.

Philippines Area Presidency Invites Latter-day Saints to Fast and Pray 

Amid the changes happening around the world because of COVID-19, we echo the call of President Russell M. Nelson for all members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to join him in a worldwide fast to pray for relief from this global pandemic.

Further Adjustments to Missionary Service

From Newsroom (Salt Lake City)

The First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sent the following letter about missionary service on March 26, 2020, to Church members around the globe. 

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Latter-day Saints Join in Solidarity During National Week of Prayer

The Philippines Area Presidency encourages Latter-day Saints in the country to pray in their homes as the entire country braves the COVID-19 threat. Read the full letter on Newsroom Philippines. 

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Church Emphasizes Self-Isolation Guidelines for Missionaries 

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released the following statement today, March 22, 2020, about self-isolation for missionaries. Read Newsroom for more information.