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NICOLE WINFIELD Associated Press

Pope still working on meeting Russian Orthodox patriarch

Pope Francis says he is still working on arranging a meeting with the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, despite that leader's seeming justification for Russia's invasion of Ukraine.Speaking to reporters en route home from Malta, Francis said he and Patriarch Kirill were thinking of a possible location in the Middle East, but provided no details other than to recall that they spoke by video on March 16.
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Madison Swenson, KSL TV

17 new temples announced during April 2022 General Conference

The locations of 17 new temples were announced during the 192nd Annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
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The crowd and Pope Francis broadcasted on a screen on April 3, 2022 in Valletta, Malta. Pope Franci...
NICOLE WINFIELD and LUIGI NAVARRA, Associated Press

Pope prays for end to ‘sacrilegious’ war, refugee welcome

Pope Francis is praying for an end to the “sacrilegious” war in Ukraine and for the world to show compassion to refugees.
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Documentary ‘Found’...
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WATCH: ‘Found’

Abandoned at a young age, some of Diane Call’s earliest memories still haunt her. She was born in a small village in India—her name was Vijaya. When she was 3 years old her mother left her at an orphanage near their home and told her she would return with food. She waited but her mother never returned.
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The Indy Effect...
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WATCH: ‘The Indy Effect’

Influencer and blogger Terah Belle Jones broke the news to her Instagram followers that her 5-year-old daughter Indy Llew Jones had passed away following a battle with cancer. Terah and her husband, Brian Jones, have shared Indy's journey with their 260,000 Instagram followers.
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The Primary General Presidency (beginning August 1, 2022): First Counselor Amy Wright (left), Presi...
Merri Moeller, KSL TV

New Relief Society, Primary general presidencies called during general conference

New presidencies and other leadership changes were announced in the Saturday afternoon session of General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
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WATCH: ‘Someone At The Other End’

An in-depth look at the work being done for Afghan refugees. Several agencies in the state have worked tirelessly to help with the transition for these new members in our community. Volunteers have stepped up to support those fleeing the violence in their country; and to show them there is truly someone at the other end who is willing to help.
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Deserae Turner: Tougher Than A Bullet...
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WATCH: Deserae Turner — Tougher Than a Bullet

On Feb. 16, 2017, 14-year-old Deserae Turner’s life was forever changed. The talented state-champion horse rider was shot in the head and left for dead in a canal in Smithfield. She lay in that cold wintery canal for 8 hours before being found by her school teacher.
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Chitra and Diane from St. George, Utah rekindled an old friendship that began in a small orphanage ...
Angie Denison, KSL TV

‘FOUND’: Orphans reunited after four decades apart

Recently two women from St. George, Utah rekindled an old friendship that began in a small orphanage in India. 
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Angie Denison and Cary J. Schwanitz, KSL TV

KSL TV special programming for general conference weekend

KSL TV has produced a weekend of special programming Conference on April 2 – 3.
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Eliza Pace, KSL TV

St. George Temple making progress two years into renovation

Contractors continue in various upgrades to help the pioneer-era St. George Temple, dedicated in 1877.
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Eliza Pace, KSL TV

Temple Square Main Street Plaza to close until 2023

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced the closure of the Main Street Plaza connecting North Temple and South Temple for the ongoing renovation on Temple Square.
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Utahns have been gathering and donating items so Afghan refugees have the comforts of home where ev...
Carole Mikita, KSL TV

‘Someone at the other end’: Utahns provide safe haven for Afghan refugees

In the past six months, Utah has welcomed nearly 900 refugees from Afghanistan. Gov. Spencer Cox calls it the largest resettlement in our state’s history. It's the topic of one of KSL's specials airing during General Conference weekend.
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Dan Rascon, KSL TV

Shooting survivor Deserae Turner proves she is ‘tougher than a bullet’

Five years ago last month, 14-year-old Deserae Turner was shot in the back of the head and left for dead in a Canal near Logan. Her incredible story of survival is the story behind a special KSL TV documentary by Dan Rascon, airing Saturday, April 2.
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FILE - Blake Coker and Autumn Myers protest Senate Bill 1309, the Fetal Heartbeat Protection Act, d...
KEITH RIDLER Associated Press

Idaho governor signs abortion ban based on Texas law allowing lawsuits

Idaho has become the first state to enact a law modeled after a Texas law banning abortions after about six weeks of pregnancy by allowing lawsuits to avoid constitutional court challenges. Republican Gov. Brad Little on Wednesday signed into law the measure that allows people who would have been family members to sue a doctor who performs an abortion after cardiac activity is detected in an embryo.
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Madison Swenson, KSL TV

Open house underway at Rio de Janeiro Brazil Temple

An open house for the Rio de Janeiro Brazil Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is getting underway this week.
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People who fled the war in Ukraine and members of the Ukrainian diaspora pray during mass in Krakow...
KIRSTEN GRIESHABER, Associated Press

Across Europe, Ukrainian exiles pray for peace back home

Across Europe, Ukrainians have gathered for church services to pray for peace in their war-torn country.
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NICOLE WINFIELD, ASSOCIATED PRESS

Pope releases Vatican reform, gives weight to fighting abuse

Pope Francis released his long-awaited reform program of the Holy See bureaucracy on Saturday that envisages greater decision-making roles for the laity and gives new institutional weight to efforts to fight clerical sex abuse.
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Carole Mikita, KSL TV

Relief Society celebrates 180th anniversary

Thursday marks the 180th anniversary of the Relief Society – the women's organization of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  KSL's Carole Mikita talked with President Jean Bingham.
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Madison Swenson, KSL TV

Attendance limited, face masks optional at April 2022 General Conference

Leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are preparing for their upcoming general conference on April 2 and 3. Details were released Thursday afternoon, outlining some changes in regards to the conference.
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Refugees at the on the Ukrainian side of the Krakovets Polish border crossing on March 4, 2022. (WF...
Madison Swenson, KSL TV

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints donates $4 million to help European refugees

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has donated $4 million to help those displaced by the ongoing war in Europe.
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Artists' renderings of the Smithfield Utah Temple (left) and Ephraim Utah Temple (right). (The Chur...
Josh Ellis, KSL TV

Church announces groundbreaking for 3 US temples; Ephraim temple rendering released

June groundbreaking dates were announced for temples in Smithfield, Utah; Yorba Linda, California; and Burley, Idaho.
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The Brigham Young Winter Home in St. George, Utah. (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints...
Josh Ellis, KSL TV

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ historic sites returning to normal operations

All historic sites of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are returning to normal operations.
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Lauren Steinbrecher, KSL TV

Utah Greek Orthodox Church hosts special prayer service for Ukraine

A powerful gathering in Holladay sent prayers for peace to Ukraine, and the congregation that came together shares a special bond with Ukrainians.
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