Mormon Minute: Weekly LDS News Recap for November 21, 2014

1978’s Mormon Minute recaps LDS news that happened during the week in the Mormon world. This week, we talk about: President Eyring’s address at the Interfaith Colloquium at the Vatican, The Phoenix Arizona temple dedication, and construction plans for the Provo Missionary Training Center.

0:09 – Vatican Inter-Religious Colloquium

President Henry B. Eyring joined other faith leaders at the international inter-religious colloquium held at the Vatican this week, and called for a renaissance of happy marriages. He shared very personal moments from his marriage to his wife Kathleen.

I realize now that we grew together into one, slowly lifting and shaping each other year after year… Our differences combined as if they were designed to create a better whole.

0:41 – Phoenix, Arizona Temple Dedicated

President Thomas S. Monson dedicated the Phoenix, Arizona temple over the weekend. Over four thousand youth performed in the temple’s cultural celebration, which highlighted the five ‘C’s of Arizona: copper, cattle, cotton, citrus and climate. There are now one-hundred and forty four temples in operation.

0:59 – MTC Renovation

The Church is moving forward with its renovation plans for the Provo Missionary Training Center. New images show three new six-story buildings, improvements on the landscape, and additional underground parking. The construction will begin summer twenty-fifteen.

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Whitney studied Communications with an emphasis in Broadcast Journalism at BYU. She also served as Miss Utah 2009 and spent her year promoting Children's Miracle Network, fundraising for anti-bullying/suicide prevention programs, and speaking to mutual groups.