SALT LAKE CITY — The Saturday evening session of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ General Conference ended with a new symbol introduced by President Russell M. Nelson, along with a call for a worldwide fast for members and non-members alike in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.
On Sunday, Nelson announced that the church will be building eight new temples worldwide, including the first temple in mainland China and a temple in Syracuse, Utah.
Fox13now.com reports the church’s new symbol “emphasizes the name of Jesus Christ and His central role in all the Church does,” the church described. It features an image of the Christus, a statue by Bertel Thorvaldsen.
“[The symbol] portrays the resurrected, living Lord reaching out to embrace all who will come unto Him,” said Nelson, the church’s prophet. “This symbol should feel familiar to many, as we have long identified the restored gospel with the living, resurrected Christ.”
The statue is portrayed underneath an arch, which the church says symbolizes Jesus’ emergence from the tomb, and below is the church’s full name inside a rectangle, which the church said represents a cornerstone, used in the Holy Bible as a metaphor to Jesus.
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Written by SPENCER BURT, Fox13Now.com
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