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Twitter reacts to the new church symbol, Good Friday fast

Social media reacted to Saturday night’s session of general conference

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ Conference Center in Salt Lake City is devoid of conferencegoers during the 190th Annual General Conference on Saturday, April 4, 2020. Due to the spread of COVID-19, the conference is being broadcast without church members in attendance.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ Conference Center in Salt Lake City is devoid of conferencegoers during the 190th Annual General Conference on Saturday, April 4, 2020. Due to the spread of COVID-19, the conference is being broadcast without church members in attendance.
Spenser Heaps, Deseret News

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced a new symbol and a Good Friday fast for relief from the COVID-19 pandemic at the 190th Annual General Conference on Saturday.

  • 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.”

President Oaks

President Dallin H. Oaks spoke about discerning light or darkness.

President Eyring

President Henry B. Eyring also spoke during the Saturday night session. His message was deemed comforting by people on social media.

Sister Bingham

Social media celebrated Sister Jean Bingham for her talk on the importance of women in the church.

Youth speakers

Two youth speakers gained a lot of reaction on social media Saturday, too. Laudy Kaouk and Enzo Serge Petelo spoke Saturday evening