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Mormons Unveil New Official Logo At Crowd-Less Conference

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George Frey
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Reuters

Leaders from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sat 6 feet apart inside an empty room Saturday as the faith carried out its signature conference while adhering to social distancing guidelines. It was a stark reminder of how the global coronavirus pandemic is affecting religious practices. But their livestreamed speeches didn’t dwell heavily on the pandemic as they instead stuck to plans made last year to make the conference a commemoration of the 200th anniversary of events that to the creation of the church by founder Joseph Smith. Church President Russell M. Nelson also unveiled a new church logo