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Friday, September 28, 2018

Additional Church News Reported

Hello again, everyone! I am back to report some additional Church news. I would have done so earlier today when many of these developments first came to my attention, but I had to take care of some health-related issues. We will begin with articles posted both on the LDS Church news website and on the Newsroom of the Church's official website, then move to two more articles posted just on the Newsroom, and finish with stories unique to the Church News website. Let's get into all of those articles.

The Newsroom and the Church News noted today that, in an effort to increase safety and efficiency, and for the purpose of enhancing the experience for General Conference attendees, new security measures are going into effect during the upcoming General Conference weekend. The sources cited above speak for themselves, so I will not comment further on them.

Next, additional stories  from the Newsroom: the first highlight how Elder Uchtdorf, in a recent tour of Europe, became the first apostle to visit the Polish city of GdaƄsk. He also made additional stops in London, Frankfurt (where a temple is in the concluding stages of its' renovation), Moscow (which, in my opinion, is the top candidate for the temple announced in Russia), and Kaliningrad.

The second story continues highlighting articles from other Church Newsrooms around the world, with today's edition featuring developments reported from Europe (with a copy of that article appearing on the Newsrooms for Ireland, Finland, Hungary, Poland, and Portugal), Guatemala, Ukraine, and Ghana.

We conclude now with articles featured on the Church News website. First is an article about a little-known Church calling, a position entitled disability specialist. Although not a lot has been shared about this position in the Church, there have been a number of people with disabilities that have benefited from the efforts of those whose work it is to see about providing accommodations for those who are disabled.

And the Church News continued to provide additional details of the recent address Elder D. Todd Christofferson gave at the G20 summit, in this article (providing the complete transcript of remarks he gave in Spanish on Thursday September 27, in which he covered the topic of the crucial role of religious freedom in today's society) and this one (providing the complete transcript of remarks he gave in English on Wednesday September 26, in which he covered the topic of the Church's efforts to give worldwide assistance to those who are less fortunate).

This leads me to an interesting point that I had not considered very thoroughly: the recent changes in Church leadership mean that we have several among the current apostles who speak more than one language fluently. And if that is not an accurate reflection of the fact that the Church is truly more international now than it ever has been, I don't know what is.

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