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Coverage and News Media Resources From the 188th Semiannual General Conference

Five conference sessions were held October 6–7, 2018. This page is a repository of links to news and announcements from general conference weekend.

Members Rejoice at the Announcement of a Temple in Cambodia

President Russell M. Nelson announces a new Temple in General Conference to be constructed in Cambodia

From Mormon Newsroom (Salt Lake City)

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.

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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.

Khmer Holiday Honors Ancestors

People in Cambodia pay respect to their ancestors as they celebrate the holiday of Pchum Ben.

From Mormon Newsroom (Salt Lake City)

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

From Mormon Newsroom (Salt Lake City)

World-renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir Changes Its Name

The world-renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir is changing its name to “The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square.”

Cambodia Experiences Worst Flooding in Five Years

From Mormon Newsroom (Salt Lake City)

Elder Christofferson Participates in G20 Interfaith Forum in Argentina

Elder D. Todd Christofferson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles joined a number of other global faith leaders at the G20 Interfaith Forum in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Wednesday, September 26, 2018, to discuss the Church’s efforts to help the needy.

From Mormon Newsroom (Salt Lake City)

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.