News Releases

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Announces the New Pacific Area Presidency  

The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced this week that the new Pacific Area Presidency of the Church will be Elder O. Vincent Haleck, President; Elder S. Gifford Nielsen, First Counsellor; and Elder Craig A. Cardon, Second Counsellor.

Australian Jeffrey Cummings to Serve in New Zealand

Jeffrey Donald Cummings and his wife Evelyn members of the Emu Plains Ward, Penrith Australia Stake will leave their home in the Blue Mountains to serve for 3 years as President of the New Zealand Hamilton Mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints beginning 1 July, 2015. He will succeed President Charles A Rudd. The mission has 183 young missionaries and 27 senior missionaries who are also volunteering their service to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ. 

Church Releases New Videos on Tithing and Fast Offerings

The Pacific Area of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released two new videos this week explaining the Church's teachings on tithing and fast offerings.

Church Leader Daniel Hamilton Receives New Assignment

Elder Daniel G Hamilton was sustained as an Area Seventy at the April 2016 General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Elder Hamilton will be serving in the Pacific Area.

Service Project Honours ANZAC Sacrifices

Australia’s Avenues of Honour are living memorials to the honoured dead. There are three tree-lined Honour Avenues in Perth's Kings Park, with each tree marked by a plaque to honour individual service personnel who died in the two World Wars and other conflicts.  

From Mormon Newsroom (Salt Lake City)

Richard E. Turley Jr. Appointed as New Managing Director of Church Public Affairs

The First Presidency has appointed Richard E. Turley Jr. as the new managing director of The Church’s Public Affairs Department. Turley replaces Michael Otterson, who had previously announced that he would retire on August 31 of 2016.

Church Produces ANZAC Commemoration Video

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released a new video this past week in honour of Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) veterans and all others who have served their country in military service.

Mormon Grandmother Receives Prestigious Academic Award

Cassandra O’Loughlin, a University of Newcastle Arts graduate and member of the Maitlind congregation of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is in the news. She was honored for her thesis work, receiving the Research Higher Degree Excellence award at the university's graduation ceremony recently.

Australian News Media Report on Elder Peter Meurs’ New Church Leadership Role

“Peter Meurs is leaving his job as an executive director at Fortescue Metals for an international role with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,” Business Insider Australia reported today.

From Mormon Newsroom (Salt Lake City)

Mormons Around the World Country Newsroom Websites April 14, 2016

MormonNewsroom.org features stories from its international Newsroom websites to share what leaders and members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints around the world are doing to better the communities in which they live.