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World Events

Every week dozens of articles are submitted to Church News editors for review. The printed edition of Church News contains 16 pages each week which limits the number of articles that can be included.

Articles that cannot be included in the print edition are included here for Internet readers.

  • 6.9 earthquake devastates Philippines

    All missionaries and Church members are safe following a magnitude 6.9 earthquake, which struck the Philippines island of Negros Monday, Feb. 6, causing severe damage in many villages and communities.
  • Festival of Lights opens for holiday season at Washington D.C. Temple

    Half a million lights illuminated the night sky in the nation's capital Nov. 30 as diplomats, congressmen and Church leaders gathered at the Washington D.C. Temple Visitors' Center to open the 34th annual Festival of Lights.
  • Idaho ward reaches out in service

    When a lightning strike started a wildfire outside of Boise last summer, flames rushed through the foothills chewing up more than 5,000 acres that included four houses, outbuildings, vehicles, trailers and pets.
  • Massachusetts: Primary children help clean up after tornado

    On Wednesday afternoon June 1, a tornado hit the city of Springfield, Mass. Tornadoes are so rare in New England that no one expected it. Primary children of the Ludlow Ward, Springfield Massachusetts Stake each had a unique experience during the tornado