- President Russell M. Nelson spoke at the end of Saturday’s evening session, where he introduced a new symbol for the church.
- The new symbol includes an image of Thorvaldsen’s marble Christus statue. It stands within an arch over a cornerstone that shows the name of the church.
- “This symbol will now be used as a visual identifier for official literature, news and events of the church,” he said. “It will remind all that this is the Savior’s church and that all we do, as members of his church, centers on Jesus Christ and his gospel.”
Social media reacted to the announcement:
Good Friday fast
- President Nelson also called for a worldwide fast on Good Friday to help those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
- “Let us unite in pleading for healing throughout the world,” he said. “Good Friday would be the perfect day to have our Heavenly Father and his Son hear us.”
Good Friday is a day of fasting and abstinence in the Catholic Church and other churches. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints fasting and praying on that day joins them with much of Christendom. I think that’s pretty cool and fitting.#GeneralConference— Danny Bee (@ElderSnoop) April 5, 2020
President Dallin H. Oaks spoke about discerning light or darkness.
I value #PresOaks remarks because he always speaks with great precision. It's interesting hearing him speak about something as abstract as the light of our body. But the treatment really shines because of the precision.— Public Square Magazine (@PublicSquareMag) April 5, 2020
I imagine myself reading this often.#GeneralConference
President Henry B. Eyring also spoke during the Saturday night session. His message was deemed comforting by people on social media.
Social media celebrated Sister Jean Bingham for her talk on the importance of women in the church.