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March 16, 2020

First Line News Articles for Monday, March 16 2020

LDS News

Two Latter-day Saint missionaries pass away after unrelated illnesses

Two missionaries with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints serving in different places died within just a few days this week.

‘I remain optimistic for the future’: President Nelson offers video message of hope during COVID-19 pandemic

Saying the gospel of Jesus Christ provides hope and help to a troubled world, President Russell M. Nelson, president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, on Saturday shared a three-minute videotaped message regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

Coronavirus update: 12 church-owned buildings in and around Salt Lake’s Temple Square are closed ‘until further notice’

Much of Temple Square here is effectively closed to the public until further notice, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced Friday evening.

Church temporarily suspends proxy temple work worldwide, live ordinances to continue in many areas

Amid rapidly changing health concerns regarding the worldwide spread of the coronavirus, the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles announced on Friday, March 13, temporary adjustments to temple work.

Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square makes changes to public broadcasts and rehearsals in response to the coronavirus concerns

Following the direction provided by Church leaders and Utah government leaders this week to limit large gatherings of the public, the Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square announced Friday afternoon the cancellation of several concerts and changes to their broadcasts and rehearsals.

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