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Church Re-evaluating Scouting Program

Official Statement — 28 JULY 2015

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released the following statement after a vote on a policy change by the Boy Scouts of America National Executive Board to admit openly gay leaders.

Remembering Nelson Mandela Through Service

News Release — 22 JULY 2015

Nelson Mandela gave 67 years of service for humanity. In a fitting tribute to him on the anniversary of his passing, people everywhere were asked to give 67 minutes of service in their community. Young adult members from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints did just that in a wonderful way on Saturday 18 July 2015 in Tembisa, South Africa.

The World Report Captures the Beauty of Namibia and Its People

News Release — 17 JULY 2015

The LDS Church's World Report recently visited Namibia, as part of their video series covering growth of the Church in Africa, as well as the faith and strength of its members across the continent.

From Mormon Newsroom (Salt Lake City)

Russell M. Nelson: New President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

News Release — 15 JULY 2015

Russell M. Nelson is president of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. He was set apart (an official appointment) to this calling by President Thomas S. Monson Wednesday, July 15, 2015.

Messages of Faith Filmed in Maputo

Photo Essay — 15 JULY 2015

Stories of conversion, baptism, missionary work and remarkable growth of the Church in the country were captured while on location in Maputo, Mozambique. 

From Mormon Newsroom (Salt Lake City)

Funeral Services Scheduled for President Boyd K. Packer

News Release — 6 JULY 2015

Funeral services for President Boyd K. Packer, president of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will be held in the Tabernacle on Temple Square on Friday, July 10, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. MDT. 

From Australia Mormon Newsroom

President Boyd K. Packer Dies At Age 90

News Release — 3 JULY 2015

Boyd K. Packer, president of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, died at home Friday, July 3, 2015, at about 2 p.m. MDT from causes incident to age. He was 90 years old.  President Packer was serving as president of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles at the time of his passing, a postiion he held since 3 February 2008.

Cultural Day Celebrated in Johannesburg Congregation

Featured Story — 13 JUNE 2015

LDS Church members came together to celebrate the diversity of the many cultures and traditions that make up The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in South Africa by sharing their food, music, and cultural dress with one another.

Saving Babies Lives in Lesotho

News Story — 3 JUNE 2015

LDS Charities, the humanitarian branch of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, joined with UNICEF and the Lesotho Ministry of Health to provide valuable training to save babies' lives.

From United Kingdom Mormon Newsroom

Elder L. Tom Perry Dies at Age 92

News Release — 1 JUNE 2015

Elder L. Tom Perry of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints died on the 30th May at about 3:00 p.m. at his home. He was 92 years old.