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April 22, 2019

First Line News Articles for Monday, April 22 2019

LDS News

How 3 members helped the Church be officially recognized in DR Congo

For The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to be officially recognized in Zaire (now the Democratic Republic of the Congo) in early 1986, law required the signatures of three Congolese members.

BYU named one of America’s top 25 ‘brainiest’ colleges

March Madness may reveal the best athleticism in America, but Lumosity revealed today’s “brainiest” colleges around the United States, ranking BYU no. 22 in the nation.

Church Leaders Offer Words of Sorrow and Comfort Following Bombings in Sri Lanka

As Christians in Sri Lanka gathered on Easter Sunday to worship together, explosions devastated three churches filled with worshippers, and additional explosions ripped through four hotels. These attacks have killed more than 200 and left more than 450 people injured. In the wake of this terrible tragedy, the Asia Area Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released the following statement Sunday, April 21, 2019:

President Nelson details plans for Salt Lake Temple during its 4-year closure for renovation

The Salt Lake Temple will close Dec. 29 and remain closed for approximately four years, President Russell M. Nelson announced Friday morning, April 19.

President Nelson to speak in Florida devotional this summer — here’s what you need to know

President Russell M. Nelson will speak in a devotional in Orlando, Florida, on Sunday, June 9, the Church announced on April 19.