Religion

Pope Francis: Catholics rejoice over election and LDS Church wishes him peace as he serves

The momentous occasion of the selection of former Archbishop of Buenos Aires Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina as Pope has been felt worldwide, even at BYU-Hawaii.

Pope Benedict XVI resigns being too old to serve

The 85-year-old head of the Catholic Church Pope Benedict XVI shocked the world when he decided to leave a job normally held for life. Benedict said he is too old to continue his job and will resign on Feb. 28, making him the first pope to step down in nearly 600 years.

Women wear pants to church in protest

One Sunday in December of 2012, Latter-day Saint women across the world wore pants to LDS Church services to make a statement about gender inequality. However, the church doesn’t have a policy about what women wear to church and women do wear pants to church, says women interviewed.

Divine Providence: Story of LDS shipwrecked immigrants documented in film

In hoping to tell the story of the only ship of LDS Church immigrants wrecked with loss of life and address the theme of divine providence, filmmakers Fred Woods and Martin Andersen from Utah, presented the story, their research, and a teaser of a movie “A Divine Providence: The Wreck and Rescue

2012 was a year when Mormonism leaped to the forefront around the world

As the race for the Republican nomination commenced in 2011 featuring two prominent Mormons, Mitt Romney and Jon Huntsman, the stage was set for the media to examine the Mormon religion.

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