Mar 20, 2019 7:34 am MDTMitt Romney, Utah governor and others react to release of Latter-day Saint volunteers from Russia detention The families of two young volunteers of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints reacted with joy Wednesday after Russian authorities released them. Utah leaders also expressed gratitude for the release of Kole Brodowski and David Gaag.
Tad Walch covers the LDS Church and the Church Education System, including BYU, BYU-Idaho and BYU-Hawaii. Tad has worked for the Deseret News for 10 years, serving as the Enterprise Team Editor, the City Editor and the Utah County Bureau Chief. Tad studied journalism at BYU, where he twice served as editor of the Daily Universe. He was a co-founder of Cougar Sports Magazine and served co-editor from 1993-1997. He worked as a sports reporter, sports editor, Olympics reporter and courts reporter at the Daily Herald from 1997-2003. Tad has lived for 28 years in Utah County, where he and his wife are raising five children.
Mar 12, 2019 8:00 pm MDTWhy President Nelson took all Latter-day Saint apostles to Rome, and what they said about it Several months ago, the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles found themselves gasping in their regular Thursday meeting in the Salt Lake Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Mar 11, 2019 6:12 am MDTRome Temple a 'hinge-point' in Latter-day Saint history, President Nelson says as he leaves Italy Moments before President Russell M. Nelson departed the world capital of Christianity on Monday, he bestowed added significance on three landmark days in surrounding the dedication ceremonies for the Latter-day Saints' Rome Italy Temple.
Mar 10, 2019 4:58 am MDTPresident Nelson refers to apostles Peter, Paul during Rome Temple dedication A day after their prophet met with Pope Francis, more than 10 years after the temple was announced and after a public open house drew more than 50,000 people to the temple grounds in Rome, the waiting is finally over for Italian Latter-day Saints.
Mar 8, 2019 9:00 am MSTEntire First Presidency, Quorum of the Twelve to attend Rome Temple dedication In what appears to be a first in Latter-day Saint history, the entire First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles will assemble outside the United States for the dedication of the Rome Italy Temple beginning Sunday.
Mar 5, 2019 6:03 pm MSTRussian police detain two Latter-day Saint volunteers in Novorossiysk Local Russian police arrested two young Latter-day Saint volunteers during a meeting at a church meetinghouse on Friday and continue to detain them in Novorossiysk, a city on the Black Sea, according to a church spokesman.
Feb 23, 2019 11:36 am MSTElectric cable contributed to death of missionary from Utah, church says Dominican officials now believe contact with an electric cable caused Elder Brennan Conrad to fall from the roof of his apartment building to his death on Wednesday, according to new information from local church officials.