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by "J" Malan Heslop
The Church News is a weekly supplement to the daily Deseret News of Salt Lake City, Utah. It reports the worldwide happenings of THE CHURCH of JESUS CHRIST of Latter-day Saints.
Coverage includes official Church announcements, appointments, conferences, and activities. Regular features are: Messages of Inspiration, Church News Viewpoint, LDS Calendar, current gospel study information, Mormon Forum on timely topics, and This Week in Church History. A staff of reporter-photographers travels worldwide to report on Church events and people. They are aided by an international corps of Church News correspondents.
The aim of the Church News is to inform readers of happenings in the Church by publishing well-edited stories, colorful graphics and photographs, and attractive displays in a readable format.
News of the Church had been covered previously in the regular issues of the Deseret News from 1850 to April 1931, when a separate Saturday "Church Section" appeared. It proved popular and the name was changed to Church News in 1943. The Church News is circulated as part of the Deseret News in home delivery areas and mailed separately to subscribers elsewhere.
(See Basic Beliefs home page; Church Organization and Priesthood Authority home page; Church Publications home page)
Encyclopedia of Mormonism, Vol. 1, Church News
Copyright © 1992 by Macmillan Publishing Company
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