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General conference special: World Report

Angie Denison, KSL TV  |  Posted Apr 4th - 12:30pm

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

General conference special: One By One

Angie Denison, KSL TV  |  Posted Apr 4th - 12:00pm

Can one person make a difference when thousands are left homeless?

Announcements and talk summaries from the 190th Annual General Conference Staff  |  Posted Apr 4th - 9:55am

Scroll through for summaries of the key points and announcements from each session.

New coronavirus limits bring new religious freedom tension

Elana Schor, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 4th - 9:22am

Despite state and local limits on public gatherings, some faith leaders have persisted in holding in-person services -- a matter of religious freedom, they say, as the nation approached its fourth Sunday battling the coronavirus pandemic.

Contagious singing as Corona Community Chorus unites voices

Luis Andres Henao, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 4th - 7:57am

Casper ter Kuile lights a candle in front of his computer screen. And then the music begins.

The Sitdown: 5 Utah leaders from different religions answer questions about faith

Liesl Nielsen,  |  Posted Apr 3rd - 4:55pm

As the world loses a sense of normality, many have turned to faith for answers.

Trump campaign kicks off Catholic voter outreach project

Elana Schor, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 3rd - 10:32am

President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign is ramping up its courtship of Catholic voters ahead of a likely November matchup against a devout Catholic Democrat, former Vice President Joe Biden.

Feeding the front lines, one duck confit at a time

Jocelyn Gecker, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 3rd - 7:39am

On a break from the front lines, nurse practitioner Gabe Westhemier tucked into a plate of duck confit, the work of one of the city's celebrity chefs. ("It was wonderful.")

Mosques stay open in Pakistan even as virus death toll rises

Kathy Gannon, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 3rd - 2:50am

Mosques were allowed to remain open in Pakistan on Friday, when Muslims gather for weekly prayers, even as the coronavirus pandemic spread and much of the country had shut down.

After ignoring warnings, Israeli ultra-Orthodox hit by virus

Ariel Schalit and Ilan Ben Zion, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 3rd - 12:43am

Early this week, the streets of the central Israeli city of Bnei Brak were bustling with shoppers as ultra-Orthodox residents, obeying their religious leaders, ignored pleas to stay home in the face of the coronavirus threat.

Here’s what you told us general conference means to you

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Posted Apr 2nd - 7:11pm

We asked readers to share what general conference means to them personally. Here is a collection of stories from our readers.

Crews will remove angel Moroni as they work to fix earthquake damage at the Salt Lake Temple

Liesl Nielsen,  |  Posted Apr 2nd - 12:16pm

Crews will temporarily remove angel Moroni from the Salt Lake Temple while they work to remove stones displaced by Utah's 5.7 magnitude earthquake.

South African cops storm Cape Town church to expel migrants

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 2nd - 8:37am

South African police wearing riot gear forced their way into a church in central Cape Town on Thursday to remove hundreds of foreign migrants who had been sheltering there for months.

Timeline: How general conference has changed over the past 190 years

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Apr 1st - 7:33pm

Here’s a timeline of how the church’s general conferences have changed over the years.

Australia's highest court to rule on Pell's appeal next week

Rod McGuirk, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 1st - 7:26pm

Australia's highest court will deliver its ruling next week on whether to overturn the convictions of Cardinal George Pell, the most senior Catholic convicted of child sex abuse.

Virus lockdown changes how Hindus celebrate holy period

Biswajeet Banerjee and Gary Fields, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 1st - 12:21pm

Rukmani Sharma fears the virus that has turned the world upside down. But as a devout Hindu, she also fears for her soul.

Here’s how to watch general conference this weekend

Liesl Nielsen,  |  Posted Apr 1st - 11:00am

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' April conference will be held "via technology only." Here's how to watch it.

Saudi official urges Muslims to delay hajj plans over virus

Aya Batrawy and Jon Gambrell, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 1st - 12:08am

A senior Saudi official urged more than 1 million Muslims intending to perform the hajj to delay making plans this year — comments suggesting the pilgrimage could be cancelled due to the new coronavirus pandemic.

Rabbi who spied on women taking ritual baths released

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 2nd - 7:20am

A once-prominent Orthodox rabbi who secretly videotaped nude women at a Jewish ritual bath in Washington was released early from prison amid the coronavirus pandemic.