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Mormons' Mesa temple opens to visitors before rededication

Oct. 16, 2021 11:15 AM EDT

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — After being closed for over three years, the oldest Arizona temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is opening for five weeks of rarely allowed public visitation in advance of its rededication on Dec. 12. The Mesa Arizona Temple was...

Mormon president: Church leaders speak 'pure truth'

Oct. 02, 2021 23:02 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints urged members Saturday to listen to the faith's leaders when they seek “pure truth” and expressed gratitude for those who have followed church guidance during the pandemic, which has been to get...

Boy Scouts' bankruptcy creates rift with religious partners

Sep. 23, 2021 10:42 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Amid the Boy Scouts of America’s complex bankruptcy case, there is worsening friction between the BSA and the major religious groups that help it run thousands of scout units. At issue: the churches’ fears that an eventual settlement — while protecting the BSA from...

Mormon church to require masks in temples amid COVID surge

Sep. 22, 2021 14:53 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced Wednesday that masks will be required inside temples to limit the spread of COVID-19. Church leaders said in a statement that masks will be required temporarily in an effort to keep temples...

Judge begins key hearing on Boy Scouts bankruptcy plan

Sep. 21, 2021 18:32 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Delaware judge on Tuesday began a key hearing that could determine whether the Boy Scouts of America can emerge from bankruptcy later this year with a reorganization plan that would compensate thousands of men who say they were sexually abused as children. ...

Access, travel rules influence missionary vaccine policies

Sep. 18, 2021 11:51 AM EDT

COVID-19 vaccine refusal rates may be high among white evangelical Christians, but the International Mission Board — which deploys thousands of missionaries — is not hesitant about the shot. The global agency of the Southern Baptist Convention, the largest...

Committee wants to file own plan in Boy Scouts bankruptcy

Sep. 15, 2021 19:03 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A committee charged with representing tens of thousands of alleged victims of child sex abuse in the Boy Scouts of America bankruptcy asked the judge on Wednesday to terminate the BSA’s exclusive rights to file a reorganization plan, so that it can file its own. ...

Boy Scouts settlements reached with major insurer, Mormons

Sep. 14, 2021 20:58 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — One of the primary insurers of the Boy Scouts of America announced Tuesday that it has reached a tentative settlement agreement with the organization and with attorneys representing tens of thousands of men who say they were molested decades ago by scoutmasters and...

Judge tosses lawsuit against Mormon church use of donations

Sep. 14, 2021 19:19 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A judge tossed out a lawsuit filed by James Huntsman, a member of one of Utah’s most prominent families and brother of a former governor, against The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in a ruling issued Tuesday. Huntsman had accused the...