Church News: About the cover

The dediication of the Columbus Ohio Temple Sept. 4-5 by President Gordon B. Hinckley comes under much improved circumstances from those of the Kirtland era when mob violence and a dark spirit of apostasy drove members of the Church from their homes.

Bishop Richard Stevens, left, enjoys quiet moment reading scriptures on a bench near the temple. The stately figure of the Angel Moroni, center, glistens in the morning sunlight as it rises above the temple. Shannon Allen, right, says joining the Church brought great joys.

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