Posts Tagged ‘Mormon church’

Mormon church leader asks everyone to stop using “Mormon”

Monday, August 20th, 2018

The Mormon church President Russell M. Nelson says he wants people to stop using “Mormon” or “LDS” instead of “The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints”. Nelson says the “Lord has impressed upon my mind the importance of the name he has revealed for his church.” The full name, “The Church of Jesus Christ Read more

Mormon temple cheek-by-jowl with Vatican

Monday, June 12th, 2017

Although a minority religion in 90-percent Catholic Italy, Morman worshippers are comfortable about practising their faith and report no hostility or prejudice to their form of worship. The  Mormans are presently planning to build a new visitor centre within a stone’s throw of the Vatican. They aim to attract converts to their faith. The visitor Read more

Is Tonga really the most Mormon country in the world?

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

Of Tonga’s 106,513 inhabitants, 64,156 are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (Mormom) according to the Salt Lake City-based faith’s official statistics. That constitutes about 60 percent of the populace, independent Mormon demographer Matt Martinich told RNZ. But the number of “active” Latter-day Saints is much lower. “It’s more like about Read more

Mormon church arms missionaries with 32,000 iPad minis

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

The Mormon church is planning to arm its missionaries with 32,000 iPad minis, as well as broadening its social media outreach. This comes after a test programme last year which saw 6500 Mormon missionaries in the United States and Japan equipped with the devices. Mormon leaders say using iPad minis has helped missionaries keep in Read more