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SALT LAKE CITY — For the first time in the event's 183-year history, a woman led a prayer Saturday at the semiannual gathering of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
People gather inside the Conference Center during the 183rd Annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Saturday, April 6, 2013, in Salt Lake City. The Mormon church is planning to build two new temples in Rio de Janeiro and Cedar City, Utah. The faith's president, Thomas S. Monson, announced the new temples on Saturday during the 183rd semi-annual general conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. More than 100,000 members of the church have gathered in Salt Lake City to hear words of inspiration and guidance for daily living from the faith's senior leaders. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
All of her young life, Eliza Andreasin has wanted to become a missionary in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
All of her young life, Eliza Andreasin has wanted to become a missionary in the church of Jesus Christ Latter-day Saints.
SALT LAKE CITY — Mormon church President Thomas S. Monson urged his faith's followers to embrace the power of prayer and to reach out to people in need.
Sister Fabiola Chavarria of Bolivia, Fla. and her teaching companion Sister Hyuna Yoon of South Korea, talk with friends at Temple Square during the afternoon session of the182nd Semiannual General Conference for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Conference Center in Salt Lake City on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012. LDS Church President Thomas S. Monson announced Saturday that young women, who have not been eligible for full-time missionary service until age 21, may now begin their service at age 19. Sisters Chavarria and Yoon both were excited about the announcement and said what a privilege it was to serve the Lord. The two have been on their mission in Salt Lake City for less than a year. (AP Photo/The Salt Lake Tribune, Laura Seitz)
Mormon church president Thomas S. Monson speaks during the morning session of the 182nd Semiannual General Conference for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Conference Center in Salt Lake City on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012. Monson says that the faith will lower its minimum age requirement for missionaries from 19 to 18 for men and from 21 to 19 for women. (AP Photo/The Deseret News, Laura Seitz)
SALT LAKE CITY — The Mormon church will lower its minimum age requirements for missionaries from 19 to 18 for men and from 21 to 19 for women, the faith's president announced Saturday.
SALT LAKE CITY -- Five years ago, as Republicans were getting to know Mitt Romney, a Gallup poll showed 30 percent of GOP voters expressly saying they wouldn't vote for a Mormon for president.
SALT LAKE CITY — Salt Lake City bookseller Deseret Book says it will publish the official biography of Mormon church President Thomas S. Monson in September.
Deseret Book President and CEO Sheri Dew announced the book's release on Thursday. The 608-page volume goes on sale Sept. 27.
Award-winning author and screenwriter Heidi S. Swinton wrote the book, which is titled, "To the Rescue: The Biography of Thomas S. Monson."
The 82-year-old Monson is the 16th president of Utah-based Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Head of the 13.5-million member faith since 2008.
Deseret Book is a church-owned publishing company.
SALT LAKE CITY - Mormon Latinos have launched a letter-writing campaign to Latter Day Saints Church President Thomas S. Monson, urging him to spell out the faith's position on immigration law, an issue they say is dividing the church
SALT LAKE CITY — Mormons should cling to their faith and church teachings in order to weather the problems and temptations they face daily in a tumultuous world, the church's president said at the close of a two-day church conference Sunday.
SALT LAKE CITY -- Mormons should dedicate their lives to serving others and avoid becoming caught up in the details of daily life that could detract from their role as the "Lord's hand" on earth, the church's president said Sunday.
SALT LAKE CITY — Mormon church president Thomas S. Monson on Saturday announced plans to build five new temples in the United States and abroad. Temples will be built in Brigham City, Utah; Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; Concepcion, Chile; Fortaleza, Brazil; and Sapporo, Japan, Monson said.
SALT LAKE CITY — The renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir has marked a broadcasting milestone — 80 straight years of music and religious messages on radio and television.
SALT LAKE CITY - A day after it received hoax mailings containing a white powder, the Mormon church on Friday blamed opponents of California's gay marriage ban for recent "attacks" while an allied group condemned "acts of domestic terrorism against our supporters."
It came as dramatic news last spring for Arizona Mormons. Leaders in Salt Lake City announced in late April that new temples would be built in Gilbert and in the Gila Valley cities of either Safford or Thatcher in eastern Arizona to accommodate the church’s growth.
SALT LAKE CITY - Mormon church president Thomas S. Monson said Saturday the church has plans to build five new temples worldwide, three abroad and two in the United States.
SALT LAKE CITY - No one expects politics to be on the agenda when The Church of Jesus Chris of Latter-day Saints holds its semiannual General Conference this weekend.
More than 800 pastors, mostly evangelical Christian clergy, gathered at the Arizona Biltmore Resort in Phoenix Thursday to hear how important they will be in getting their parishioners and the state's voters to make marriage limited to one man and one woman.
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The commentary of Robert Parker ("LDS church on wrong side of gay marriage," June 29) has several false statements and innuendos needing correction. Parker's views definitely are not representative of active members in good standing of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Gay members of the Mormon Church and their families learned last week of a letter from Thomas S. Monson, our prophet, to all the "saints" of the church in California. He and his two counselors, known as The First Presidency, who live in Salt Lake City, Utah, have asked that the letter be read in all the pulpits in California today.