News Releases

The First Presidency and Apostles Over Age 70 Receive the COVID-19 Vaccine

From Newsroom (Salt Lake City) Eight senior leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints received the first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine Tuesday morning in Salt Lake City. 

First Presidency Announces Limited Reopening of Temples

From Newsroom (Salt Lake City) In a letter to all Church members, the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints expressed their gratitude for the efforts of all those who have worked to address the global COVID-19 pandemic.

Updates on How COVID-19 Is Impacting Saints Worldwide

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

Children Worldwide Invited to Participate in First-Ever Friend to Friend Event 

From Newsroom (Salt Lake City) The Church invites all children ages 3–11, their parents, and Primary leaders and teachers to participate in a Friend to Friend event — a Face to Face-style event for children — available for viewing beginning February 20.

First Presidency Calls 105 New Mission Presidents for 2021

From Newsroom (Salt Lake City) See the list of 105 new mission presidents and companions called by the First Presidency to begin serving in July.

2021 Curriculum to Focus on Study of the Doctrine and Covenants

From Newsroom (Salt Lake City) During 2021, children, youth, and adults are encouraged to study the Doctrine and Covenants at home. This study will be supported in Primary, Sunday School, and Seminary. See helpful links to all manuals and resources for 2021.

The Latest Changes to the General Handbook

From Newsroom (Salt Lake City) Another batch of updates was published today, December 18, 2020, to the Church’s General Handbook for leaders and members. Six more chapters have been rewritten, and sections of 11 other chapters were added or revised. The text is available to the public in English online and in the Gospel Library app. Versions in other languages...

New Feature Lets Parents Manage Children’s Online Church Accounts

From Newsroom (Salt Lake City) A new feature on makes it easier for Latter-day Saint parents to create and manage their children’s Church accounts.

Groundbreaking Held for the Zimbabwe Harare Temple

A handful of leaders and invited guests of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints held a groundbreaking for the Zimbabwe Harare Temple on Saturday, December 12, 2020. Attendance at the ceremony was limited because of local COVID-19 restrictions.  Despite having seen heavy rain for several days prior, the weather was...

Some Temples Will Soon Begin Phase 3 of Reopening. What Does This Mean?

From Newsroom (Salt Lake City) Phase 3 of temple reopening includes everything allowed in phases 1 and 2, with the addition of temple work for one’s ancestors.