News Releases

Why Is Newsroom Still MormonNewsroom.org?

Newsroom, like other Church channels, is following the counsel of Church leadership regarding the direction and timing of changes to MormonNewsroom.org.

President Nelson Stresses Importance of Jesus Christ in Church Name: “It Is His Church”

Nearly two months after his brief statement about the name of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, President Russell M. Nelson spoke at length on the importance of the Church’s full name.

Twelve Temples Announced as October 2018 General Conference Closes

At the end of the 188th Semiannual General Conference, President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced plans to build 12 new temples.

Church Announces New Balance between Gospel Instruction in the Home and Church

Russell M. Nelson, president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, opened the faith’s 188th Semiannual General Conference by announcing a “new balance and connection between gospel instruction in the home and in the Church.” It is part of an effort “to strengthen families and individuals through a

The World Report for October 2018

The World Report is a semiannual report of news events around the world pertaining to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Watch the October 2018 edition.

World-renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir Changes Its Name

After more than 100 years, the world-renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir is changing its name to “The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square.” The name modification, which drops the long-standing word "Mormon," follows an August 2018 statement by President Russell M. Nelson requesting the use of the full name of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the choir’s sponsoring organization.

Groundbreaking Announced for Abidjan Cote d'Ivoire Temple

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced today that the Abidjan Cote d’Ivoire Temple groundbreaking will take place on 8th Novemeber, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. The temple site is located in Cocody City. Attendance at this ceremony is by invitation only, with the general public invited to view the proceedings live from local meetinghouses.

Sister Barbara Ballard Passes Away in Salt Lake City

Barbara Bowen Ballard, wife of President M. Russell Ballard, acting president of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, died on October 1, 2018. 

Safety and Efficiency Changes to Enhance General Conference Experience          

People planning to attend the 188th Semiannual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will notice some changes designed to improve security and enhance the patron experience at the Conference Center.

Journalists Tour Africa West Area Office Complex

wenty- seven journalists from 21 media houses in Accra, Ghana on Thursday September 20, 2018, visited the Africa West Area Office Complex of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to tour the facility and interact with the leadership of the Area.

The visit which was spearheaded by the Public Affairs Department, was part of efforts to open the doors of the Church to the public. The journalists who were divided into four groups, began their tour from the foyer of the Africa West Area Office Complex to the Ancillary building, Temple, Christiansborg Stake Center and finally ended at the Missionary Training Center where a question and answer session was held.