Top LDS news stories of 2010: Humanitarian aid, temples, missionary work lead the list
Members worldwide mourned the slaying of Bishop Clay Sannar, the 40-year-old leader of the Visalia 2nd Ward in California's Central Valley. He was shot and killed Aug. 29 at the ward meetinghouse following Sabbath services by a man who waited outside the bishop's office.
10. Smart testifies
In November, Elizabeth Smart returned to Salt Lake City from her LDS mission in Paris to testify and attend the trial of Brian David Mitchell, who was found guilty of kidnapping and raping Smart eight years ago. After the verdict, she planned to return to Paris to complete her mission.
Prophet's biography: In September, President Thomas S. Monson's biography, "To the Rescue," by Heidi Swinton, was published by Deseret Book.
Olympics: Mormon athlete Torah Bright won gold in the women's halfpipe snowboarding event at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, B.C.
Cooperation with Catholics: Cardinal Francis George, archbishop of Chicago and president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops — arguably the most prominent Catholic in the U.S. — spoke at BYU regarding how Mormons and Catholics can cooperate.
S.L. Temple replica: A replica of the Salt Lake LDS Temple was produced and displayed at the South Visitors' Center on Temple Square last May, offering tourists a look at the rarely seen interior of the sacred edifice.
Duty to God: A new Duty to God program for Young Men was introduced during the April priesthood session of general conference.
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