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'It's very meaningful to us': Utah church offers $1K reward in search for stolen relic

'It's very meaningful to us': Utah church offers $1K reward in search for stolen relic

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted July 15 - 1:05 p.m.  |  Save Story

A cherished relic that had been housed at the Cathedral of the Madeleine for more than a century has been stolen and church officials are hoping the public can help them find it.
Chabad of Park City to host evening of solidarity for Israel with message from a hostage's mother

Chabad of Park City to host evening of solidarity for Israel with message from a hostage's mother

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted July 14 - 10:29 p.m.  |  Save Story

Einav Danino, the mother of Ori Danino who has been a hostage of Hamas since Oct. 7, 2023, is coming to Utah on Wednesday to share a message of hope.
Archbishop of America travels to Utah for opening of new Greek Orthodox Church in Sandy

Archbishop of America travels to Utah for opening of new Greek Orthodox Church in Sandy

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted July 14 - 7:16 a.m.  |  Save Story

The doors of a Greek Orthodox Church dedicated to St. Anna were officially opened on Saturday in a service led by Archbishop Elpidiophoros of America, long awaited by members of the parish.
Israel approves plans for nearly 5,300 new homes in West Bank settlements

Israel approves plans for nearly 5,300 new homes in West Bank settlements

Josef Federman, Tia Goldenberg and Kareem Chehayeb, Associated Press  |  Posted July 4 - 1:04 p.m.  |  Save Story

An Israeli anti-settlement monitoring group says the government has approved plans to build nearly 5,300 new homes in settlements in the occupied West Bank. It's the latest effort by Israel's hard-line government to beef up the settlements as part of a strategy to cement Israel's control over the West Bank and prevent a future Palestinian state.
Stampede at religious event in India kills at least 116 people, mostly women and children

Stampede at religious event in India kills at least 116 people, mostly women and children

Biswajeet Banerjee, Associated Press  |  Updated July 2 - 12:24 p.m.  |  Save Story

Thousands of people at a religious gathering in India rushed to leave a makeshift tent, setting off a stampede Tuesday that killed at least 116 and left scores injured, officials said.
Man spreads 'gospel' while carrying 75-pound cross across the US

Man spreads 'gospel' while carrying 75-pound cross across the US

Arianne Brown for KSL.com  |  Posted July 1 - 6:17 a.m.  |  Save Story

Virginia native Nick Schindler is on a mission to spread the gospel and assist people experiencing homelessness across the United States in a unique way.
How will Louisiana's new 10 Commandments classroom requirement be funded and enforced?

How will Louisiana's new 10 Commandments classroom requirement be funded and enforced?

Sara Cline, Associated Press  |  Posted June 30 - 5:49 p.m.  |  Save Story

As a legal battle ensues over a new Louisiana law requiring the Ten Commandments to be displayed in classrooms, the details of exactly how the mandate will be implemented and enforced remain unclear.
Not just a book: Why the Gutenberg Bible is relevant 500 years after its printing

Not just a book: Why the Gutenberg Bible is relevant 500 years after its printing

MarÍa Teresa Hernández, Associated Press  |  Posted June 30 - 9:07 a.m.  |  Save Story

Feel compelled to see a Gutenberg Bible up close? Here's a look at how its printing influenced the history of books and the religious landscape and what a 500-year-old volume can still reveal.
Historians spent years studying the prophet Joseph Smith. Here's what they learned

Historians spent years studying the prophet Joseph Smith. Here's what they learned

Hanna Seariac, Deseret News  |  Posted June 27 - 9:30 p.m.  |  Save Story

For Latter-day Saints across the globe, Thursday marks the 180th anniversary of a tragedy — on June 27, 1844, an armed mob stormed into Carthage Jail and took the lives of the prophet Joseph Smith and his brother Hyrum Smith.
Derrick Porter debuts as host of 'Music & the Spoken Word'

Derrick Porter debuts as host of 'Music & the Spoken Word'

Mark Jones, KSL-TV  |  Posted June 24 - 1:16 p.m.  |  Save Story

Derrick Porter debuted Sunday as the host of "Music & the Spoken Word" of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 
More than 15 officers, several civilians killed by gunmen in Russia's southern Dagestan region

More than 15 officers, several civilians killed by gunmen in Russia's southern Dagestan region

Associated Press  |  Posted June 23 - 10:13 p.m.  |  Save Story

More than 15 police officers and several civilians, including an Orthodox priest, have been killed by armed militants in Russia's southern republic of Dagestan, its governor says.
More than 1,000 die during Hajj amid scorching temperatures

More than 1,000 die during Hajj amid scorching temperatures

Reuters  |  Posted June 23 - 7:42 p.m.  |  Save Story

More than 1,000 people died during Hajj this year, according to a Reuters tally, as extreme heat hammered the nearly 2 million who took part in the annual Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca.
New law requires all Louisiana public school classrooms to display the Ten Commandments

New law requires all Louisiana public school classrooms to display the Ten Commandments

Sara Cline, Associated Press  |  Updated June 20 - 8:41 a.m.  |  Save Story

Louisiana has become the first state to require that the Ten Commandments be displayed in every public school classroom. Its republican governor on Wednesday signed the bill mandating the displays.
Deseret Peak Utah Temple dedication and open house dates announced

Deseret Peak Utah Temple dedication and open house dates announced

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted June 17 - 4:35 p.m.  |  Save Story

The open house for the Deseret Peak Utah Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will begin in September in Tooele ahead of its dedication on Nov. 10.
Have You Seen This? Lego exhibit at BYU shows Utah-familiar buildings, stories

Have You Seen This? Lego exhibit at BYU shows Utah-familiar buildings, stories

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted June 17 - 3:56 p.m.  |  Save Story

A Lego exhibit at BYU includes multiple buildings familiar to Utahns. Each of the artistic designs has a tie to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
'It's all about love': Tabernacle Choir to sing with Morehouse, Spelman glee clubs, again

'It's all about love': Tabernacle Choir to sing with Morehouse, Spelman glee clubs, again

Hanna Seariac, Deseret News  |  Posted June 17 - 10:37 a.m.  |  Save Story

The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square will join voices with Morehouse and Spelman colleges as well as Adassa and Alex Melecio come autumn.
Elder Bednar dedicates Church of Jesus Christ's Layton Utah Temple

Elder Bednar dedicates Church of Jesus Christ's Layton Utah Temple

Sicily Stanton, KSL.com  |  Posted June 16 - 9:34 p.m.  |  Save Story

Latter-day Saints gathered Sunday to witness Elder David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles dedicate the Layton Utah Temple.
Building on Utah's pioneer-era ties with Iceland

Building on Utah's pioneer-era ties with Iceland

Mike Anderson, KSL-TV  |  Posted June 16 - 8:26 p.m.  |  Save Story

While the Utah delegation explored the state's potential of using geothermal energy in Iceland, a pioneer-era connection grew the bond between the two.
Sculptures for Heber Valley's future Christ in America park will be unveiled in Provo this summer

Sculptures for Heber Valley's future Christ in America park will be unveiled in Provo this summer

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted June 16 - 5:14 p.m.  |  Save Story

This summer, some sculptures for the future Christ in America Garden in Heber Valley will be shown in Provo, and a benefit concert will be held for the nonprofit building the park.
Lloyd Newell bids farewell after 34 years of bringing inspiration from the Crossroads of the West

Lloyd Newell bids farewell after 34 years of bringing inspiration from the Crossroads of the West

Hanna Seariac, Deseret News  |  Posted June 16 - 4:05 p.m.  |  Save Story

'Music & the Spoken Word,' the world's longest-running broadcast, is in a historic era of transition.
Lloyd Newell shares experiences ahead of his last 'Music & the Spoken Word' broadcast

Lloyd Newell shares experiences ahead of his last 'Music & the Spoken Word' broadcast

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted June 14 - 7:02 p.m.  |  Save Story

Lloyd Newell, the voice of the Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square for the last 35 years, spoke about his time in the role ahead of his final broadcast on Sunday.
Church of Jesus Christ expands aid to women, children with $55.8M donation

Church of Jesus Christ expands aid to women, children with $55.8M donation

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted June 12 - 7:33 p.m.  |  Save Story

The General Relief Society Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is expanding efforts to help women and young children around the world.
2 missionaries killed in North Dakota car crash, including Riverton man

2 missionaries killed in North Dakota car crash, including Riverton man

Collin Leonard, KSL.com  |  Posted June 5 - 12:08 p.m.  |  Save Story

Two 20-year-old Latter-day Saint missionaries were killed after crashing into the back of a stopped semitruck on a North Dakota highway Tuesday.
'Come to the Lord': Elder Gerrit W. Gong dedicates church's Taylorsville Utah Temple

'Come to the Lord': Elder Gerrit W. Gong dedicates church's Taylorsville Utah Temple

Sicily Stanton, KSL.com  |  Posted June 2 - 9:47 p.m.  |  Save Story

Latter-day Saints gathered Sunday to witness Elder Gerrit W. Gong of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles dedicate the Taylorsville Utah Temple.
Church of Jesus Christ releases 13 new hymns

Church of Jesus Christ releases 13 new hymns

Emma Everett Johnson, KSL.com  |  Posted May 30 - 5:07 p.m.  |  Save Story

The first batch of songs for the new global hymnbook of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was released in four languages on Thursday.
The latest season of 'The Chosen' will start streaming later this week

The latest season of 'The Chosen' will start streaming later this week

Hanna Seariac, Deseret News  |  Posted May 30 - 7:38 a.m.  |  Save Story

Episode 1 of Season 4 of the series "The Chosen" will be available for streaming beginning on Sunday.
Church to break ground on second Rexburg, Idaho, temple this weekend

Church to break ground on second Rexburg, Idaho, temple this weekend

Rett Nelson, EastIdahoNews.com  |  Posted May 29 - 8:57 a.m.  |  Save Story

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is breaking ground on its second temple in Rexburg Saturday.
Georgia nonprofit sends scripture-inscribed dog tags to honor fallen Utah officer

Georgia nonprofit sends scripture-inscribed dog tags to honor fallen Utah officer

Dennis Romboy, Deseret News  |  Posted May 27 - 12:03 p.m.  |  Save Story

A Georgia-based nonprofit that honors fallen soldiers and police officers sent scripture-inscribed dog tags and pendants to the colleagues and family of Santaquin Police Sgt. Bill Hooser, who was killed in the line of duty when he was hit by a semitruck.
American missionary couple killed by gang in Haiti, family says

American missionary couple killed by gang in Haiti, family says

Andy Rose, AnneClaire Stapleton and Hande Atay Alam, CNN  |  Updated May 25 - 7:51 a.m.  |  Save Story

A married couple from the U.S. who were serving as missionaries in Haiti were killed there on Thursday, family members said. They were part of a group called Missions in Haiti.
Italian teenage computer wizard set to become the first saint of the Millennial generation

Italian teenage computer wizard set to become the first saint of the Millennial generation

Associated Press  |  Updated May 24 - 8:10 p.m.  |  Save Story

Pope Francis has paved the way for the canonization of the first saint of the millennial generation, attributing a second miracle to a 15-year-old Italian computer whiz who died of leukemia in 2006.
Sam Butcher, artist who created Precious Moments figurines of teardrop-eyed children, dies at 85

Sam Butcher, artist who created Precious Moments figurines of teardrop-eyed children, dies at 85

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 23 - 4:45 p.m.  |  Save Story

The artist who created the Precious Moments figurines depicting angelic teardrop-eyed children has died. Sam Butcher was 85.
Christian group allows Sunday morning access to beach it closed to honor God

Christian group allows Sunday morning access to beach it closed to honor God

Wayne Parry, Associated Press  |  Updated May 22 - 12:35 p.m.  |  Save Story

People will soon be allowed onto the beach on Sunday mornings in one Jersey Shore community where the sand has been closed for generations to honor God.
Latter-day Saint missionary husband follows wife in death, days after tragic accident

Latter-day Saint missionary husband follows wife in death, days after tragic accident

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted May 21 - 10:46 a.m.  |  Save Story

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced Tuesday that Elder Paul Hardin has died days after his wife, Sister Mary Hardin, following a traffic accident in California.
'No sign of life' at crash site of helicopter carrying Iran's president, others

'No sign of life' at crash site of helicopter carrying Iran's president, others

Jon Gambrell, Associated Press  |  Updated May 19 - 9:34 p.m.  |  Save Story

Iranian state television says there is "no sign of life" seen at the crash site of a helicopter that was carrying President Ebrahim Raisi and others.
How 'unique' Mount Olivet Cemetery came to be 150 years ago

How 'unique' Mount Olivet Cemetery came to be 150 years ago

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted May 19 - 9:11 p.m.  |  Save Story

Mount Olivet Cemetery remains the only public cemetery in the U.S. created by an act of Congress. That happened 150 years ago this month.
Senior Latter-day Saint missionary couple involved in car accident; wife dies

Senior Latter-day Saint missionary couple involved in car accident; wife dies

Sicily Stanton, KSL.com  |  Posted May 19 - 7:35 p.m.  |  Save Story

A husband and wife serving as full-time missionaries for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints were involved in a car accident on Saturday evening in Fresno County, California. The wife died at the scene.
Utah has more people who adhere to a specific religion than any other state

Utah has more people who adhere to a specific religion than any other state

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted May 17 - 9:03 p.m.  |  Save Story

A report released on Friday shows that Utah has more religious adherents by percentage than any other state, by far.
Divine calling: How 'Father Rob' came to preside over 3 Episcopal churches in southern Utah

Divine calling: How 'Father Rob' came to preside over 3 Episcopal churches in southern Utah

Mori Kessler, St. George News  |  Posted May 15 - 1:49 p.m.  |  Save Story

When the Rev. Robert Willmann first visited St. George in early 2023, he said he was "awestruck" by the beauty of the area and felt a calling to move to the southwest corner of the state from southern Ohio.
'Hope and looking forward': Utah's Jewish community focuses on safety as antisemitism spikes

'Hope and looking forward': Utah's Jewish community focuses on safety as antisemitism spikes

Tim Vandenack, KSL.com  |  Posted May 9 - 9:31 p.m.  |  Save Story

The United Jewish Federation hosted a panel discussion spurred by a rise in antisemitism as the Israel-Hamas war continues and will offer training to the public to prepare for incidents of hate.
Hope and healing possible for those hurt by pornography, Elder Renlund says

Hope and healing possible for those hurt by pornography, Elder Renlund says

Hanna Seariac, Deseret News  |  Posted May 6 - 7:23 a.m.  |  Save Story

Elder Dale G. Renlund of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints offered hope to those who feel lost at the Utah Coalition Against Pornography conference at the Salt Palace Convention Center on Saturday.
$400M boost in federal funds for security at places of worship

$400M boost in federal funds for security at places of worship

Associated Press  |  Posted May 5 - 8:29 p.m.  |  Save Story

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has announced a $400 million increase in federal funding for security in houses of worship.
On Orthodox Easter, Zelenskyy calls on Ukrainians to unite in prayer

On Orthodox Easter, Zelenskyy calls on Ukrainians to unite in prayer

Pavel Polityuk and Lidia Kelly, Reuters  |  Posted May 5 - 3:02 p.m.  |  Save Story

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy called on his fellow Ukrainians on Orthodox Easter on Sunday to unite in prayer for each other and the soldiers on the front line, saying God — who has a "Ukrainian flag on his shoulder" — will lead to life defeating death.
If you want to preserve religious freedom, teach your kids to value it, family panel says

If you want to preserve religious freedom, teach your kids to value it, family panel says

Hanna Seariac, Deseret News  |  Posted May 5 - 10:21 a.m.  |  Save Story

Social science research shows religious beliefs and community, when done in a healthy manner, have positive associations with the health of families, an expert says.
'It is a glorious time to be a woman,' Relief Society general president says

'It is a glorious time to be a woman,' Relief Society general president says

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted May 3 - 4:01 p.m.  |  Save Story

Relief Society President Camille N. Johnson spoke about motherhood and letting God prevail in a message she said was for all women in the church Friday during BYU's Women's Conference.
Rabbis provide support for Jewish students in response to campus protests

Rabbis provide support for Jewish students in response to campus protests

Debbie Worthen, KSL-TV  |  Posted May 2 - 10:39 a.m.  |  Save Story

Leaders in the Jewish community in Salt Lake City are ramping up security at synagogues and responding to recent protests with more support for Jewish students.
Elder Gerrit W. Gong encourages graduates to 'become their best BYU gospel self'

Elder Gerrit W. Gong encourages graduates to 'become their best BYU gospel self'

Tad Walch, Deseret News  |  Posted April 25 - 7:45 p.m.  |  Save Story

On Thursday, the 2023-24 school year culminated in commencement exercises for 7,198 graduates, who were invited to become their "best BYU gospel self."
Church of Jesus Christ announces locations of West Jordan, Lehi temples

Church of Jesus Christ announces locations of West Jordan, Lehi temples

Logan Stefanich, KSL.com  |  Posted April 22 - 2:59 p.m.  |  Save Story

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Monday released details about where new temples are set to be constructed in Lehi and West Jordan.
'We rejoice in this renewed temple': President Nelson dedicates Manti temple

'We rejoice in this renewed temple': President Nelson dedicates Manti temple

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted April 21 - 7:10 p.m.  |  Save Story

President Russell M. Nelson spoke about the purpose of temples as he dedicated the Manti Utah Temple on Sunday.
Utah's Jews harbor mixed feelings on Passover's eve as Mideast fighting continues, antisemitism rises

Utah's Jews harbor mixed feelings on Passover's eve as Mideast fighting continues, antisemitism rises

Tim Vandenack, KSL.com  |  Posted April 21 - 10:17 a.m.  |  Save Story

With Passover to start Monday, Utah's Jewish community is alternately troubled at a spike in antisemitism in the wake of the Oct. 7 Hamas attacks on Israel and resolute in marking the holiday.
The best role Kirby Heyborne has played yet

The best role Kirby Heyborne has played yet

Hanna Seariac, Deseret News  |  Posted April 21 - 8:33 a.m.  |  Save Story

Kirby Heyborne stars as himself in the BYUtv series "Making Good."
Demolition work begins at Provo Temple ahead of eventual reconstruction

Demolition work begins at Provo Temple ahead of eventual reconstruction

Daniel Woodruff, KSL-TV  |  Posted April 19 - 10:31 p.m.  |  Save Story

Demolition work has begun on the Provo Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints ahead of its eventual reconstruction.
Tensions rise in Australia after a bishop and priest are wounded in a knife attack in a church

Tensions rise in Australia after a bishop and priest are wounded in a knife attack in a church

Mark Baker and Rod Mcguirk, Associated Press  |  Posted April 16 - 6:31 p.m.  |  Save Story

A teenager has been accused of wounding a Christian bishop and priest during a church service in a second high-profile knife attack to rock Sydney in recent days, leaving communities on edge, leaders calling for calm and a besieged church urging against retaliation.
Church of Jesus Christ invites everyone to come see the Layton Utah Temple

Church of Jesus Christ invites everyone to come see the Layton Utah Temple

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted April 15 - 8:02 p.m.  |  Save Story

The open house for the Layton Utah Temple begins on Friday, and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is inviting everyone to tour the temple until June 1.
Ambassador of Ukraine to US meets with Utah state and church leaders

Ambassador of Ukraine to US meets with Utah state and church leaders

Erin Cox, KSL-TV  |  Posted April 12 - 9:29 a.m.  |  Save Story

For the first time, the Ukrainian ambassador to the U.S. paid the Beehive State a visit.
New film tells story of 79 Latter-day Saint missionaries who escaped Nazi Germany

New film tells story of 79 Latter-day Saint missionaries who escaped Nazi Germany

Carole Mikita, KSL-TV  |  Posted April 11 - 8:22 a.m.  |  Save Story

Just days before the start of World War II, Americans, many of them Utahns, escaped from Nazi Germany. They were Latter-day Saint missionaries serving in that country. Now a filmmaker is telling their story.
Photos: New Taylorsville Utah Temple is ready for public tours

Photos: New Taylorsville Utah Temple is ready for public tours

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted April 9 - 4:39 p.m.  |  Save Story

Leaders and members of the Church of Jesus Christ say they are excited to share the joy and peace temples bring them through a public open house for a new temple in Taylorsville.
Lehi and West Jordan residents share excitement about new temples announced for their cities

Lehi and West Jordan residents share excitement about new temples announced for their cities

Dan Rascon, KSL-TV  |  Posted April 8 - 10:31 p.m.  |  Save Story

Residents of West Jordan and Lehi expressed shock and excitement after President Russell M. Nelson announced the new temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in their area.
Vatican blasts gender-related surgery, surrogacy and gender theory as violations of human dignity

Vatican blasts gender-related surgery, surrogacy and gender theory as violations of human dignity

Nicole Winfield, Associated Press  |  Posted April 8 - 7:35 p.m.  |  Save Story

The Vatican has declared that gender-related surgeries and surrogacy are grave violations of human dignity.
President Nelson announces new temples in West Jordan, Lehi, 13 other areas

President Nelson announces new temples in West Jordan, Lehi, 13 other areas

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated April 7 - 4:51 p.m.  |  Save Story

During general conference Sunday, President Russell M. Nelson announced where 15 new temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are to be built around the world.