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  LDS Bishop Criticizes Abuse Reporting Law
LDS Bishop Bruce R. Christensen, who was charged earlier this year with failing to report child abuse, is saying that the law is wrong and that his case was mishandled by the prosecution, according to a report in the Deseret News. The charges against Christensen were dropped earlier this month after prosecutors interviewed the mother who originally made the report.

  LDS Church Finishes Renovation of Manchester NY Joseph Smith Home
The 18-month-long renovation of the home where Joseph Smith saw the Angel Moroni has been completed, according to a report in the Albany Times Union. The renovation, which used early 19th-century materials and methods, has attempted, as far as possible, to restore the farmhouse and a nearby log cabin to their original state.

  Elder Bernard P. Brockbank Dies
Elder Bernard P. Brockbank, emertius General Authority since 1980, died Wednesday, October 11th at his home in Holladay, Utah, ending 38 years as a General Authority of the LDS Church. Elder Brockbank was best known for his missionary work, presiding over and growing the North British Mission until it was split into 3 missions in just two years. For the past 20 years, Elder Brockbank served as an emeritus General Authority. He was 91.

  Unitus Seeks to Unite LDS Donors and Volunteers With Charitable Work
Unitus, a non-profit organization for Latter-day Saints dedicated to improving economic conditions of church members and their neighbors and with no official connection to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, launched the beginning of its organization this week. Unitus member, Warner Woodworth, hopes to link donors and volunteers to projects in an effort to alleviate suffering worldwide.

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