Church Report Highlights Six Months of Worldwide News

  • 21 October 2011

Twice a year The World Report summarizes news and events of the Church from the previous six months.

Segments of the October 2011 edition of The World Report, a semiannual report of news events around the world pertaining to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, are now posted on the Newsroom Blog.

The report covers the last six months of news from the Church, including anniversaries: The Perpetual Education Fund turned 10, the Joseph Smith Memorial Building (formerly the Hotel Utah) marked 100 years, and Philippine Saints celebrated 50 years of the Church in their country.

Another common theme of the report is the announcement of new facilities: the dedication of the San Salvador El Salvador Temple in August, the announcement of three new temples in April, the dedication of a new broadcasting building at BYU and a new Welfare Services Center, and the construction of a Jerusalem-replica movie set.

The report also follows Church relief efforts in Japan; Joplin, Missouri, USA; Papua New Guinea; and Haiti.

The ministry of the Brethren is also outlined: President Uchtdorf addresses the Los Angeles World Affairs Council, Elder Holland Visits Mongolia, and Elder Bednar tours Europe.

Other topics highlighted by The World Report include the Mormon Tabernacle Choir during its 9/11 tribute and summer tour and the publication of Daughters in My Kingdom: The History and Work of Relief Society.

Watch video from the report on the Newsroom Blog.