I was able to spend the last few days in Rome documenting the Rome Italy Temple Dedication for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Newsroom.
On Saturday, Russell M. Nelson, the president of the Church, met with Pope Francis at the Vatican. We created a short news release afterwards with comments from President Nelson and M. Russell Ballard, the President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. Sunday was the Temple Dedication. The Temple and grounds were quite amazing to visit. In addition to the Temple there is a chapel, visitors center, housing for those traveling to the Temple and a good amount of green space to walk on. Monday was a unique event in which all 15 of the Church’s senior leaders had a photo taken in the visitors center. It was the first time in the Church’s history that all 15 senior leaders had gathered in location outside the United States. The backdrop was statues of Jesus Christ and his original apostles.
Here are a few photographs and some of the videos I was able to help produce.