In 2016, the Russian government passed a strict law against proselytizing by so-called minority faiths. It prohibited talking about religion on the streets, in homes and in any public places. The purpose was to forestall — or at least hinder — these denominations from growing or from luring away believers from the Russian Orthodox Church. Another tactic being tapped to limit these faiths is to block them from building their own churches.
More Temples Features
The public is invited to tour the newly remodeled Frankfurt Germany Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The free open house is from Friday, September 13, to Saturday, September 28, 2019, excluding Sundays. See the first official pictures of the stunning interior.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced today that the Saratoga Springs Temple groundbreaking will take place on Saturday, October 19, 2019. Attendance at this ceremony is by invitation only, with the public living in the general area invited to view the proceedings live from local meetinghouses.
The Port-au-Prince Haiti Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has been dedicated by Elder David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. The three dedicatory sessions were conducted in the temple and broadcast to meetinghouses throughout the temple district on Sunday, September 1, 2019.
The President of the Portuguese Republic, Mr. Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, toured the Lisbon Portugal temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on 29th of August, 2019. On this historic occasion, the President of Portugal also received his own family history from Elder José A. Teixeira, of the Presidency of the Seventy, which included a framed four generation chart and a book documenting the ancestry of the President.