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Kaitlyn Bancroft

Kaitlyn Bancroft is a reporter with Church News. Previously, she’s written for KSL.com, The Salt Lake Tribune, The Spectrum & Daily News (part of the USA TODAY NETWORK), The Denver Post, Deseret News and The Davis Clipper. She’s a 2019 graduate of Brigham Young University’s journalism program, where she worked at The Daily Universe for four years. Follow her work on Twitter @katbancroft or on Instagram @katbancroftreports, and email her at kbancroft@deseretnews.com.


More than 250 people turned out on Feb. 10, 2024, to enjoy art, dances and musical numbers all created or performed by people of African heritage during Black History month.

This week’s study guide includes Jacob’s teachings to the Nephites.

Successful relationships are created through intentional effort, not by discovering the mythical “one,” said lead researcher Jason Carroll.

Navajo Nation President Buu Nygren and his wife, first lady Jasmine Blackwater-Nygren, visited Temple Square on Feb. 15

The 10 Million Names project will build a free database that encompasses the Transatlantic Slave Trade period.

Events held in January helped local Church members share traditions and learn more about using FamilySearch.

The 2023 Hetman Ukraine Crisis Humanitarian Aid Award recognizes the Church’s “impactful” contribution.

This week’s study guide includes Nephi’s writings about delighting in the scriptures and his lament about his weaknesses.

Valentine’s Day is a time for celebrating love of all kinds. Here’s a look at what Church leaders have said about various types of love.

This week’s study guide includes Lehi’s counsel to his children shortly before his death.

The Church News recently asked readers to share how they came to know the Book of Mormon is true. Here are some of their responses.

Centennial Branch President André de Castro Deus never planned on moving to Canada, but now he’s “humbled” to be serving there.

Eboo Patel, an interfaith leader and practicing Muslim, quoted President Russell M. Nelson while speaking at a Jan. 28 devotional.

This week’s study guide includes the Liahona and Nephi building a ship.

The Church News wants to hear from readers about how they gained their testimonies of the Book of Mormon.

Borowick, who documented her parents’ fight with cancer, is the third keynote speaker announced by the family history conference scheduled for Feb. 29-March 2.

Held the evening before the Orem Utah Temple’s dedication, the program featured 18 numbers performed by local musicians.

The new temple, located just off Interstate 15 and near Utah Valley University, was dedicated in two sessions Sunday, Jan. 21.

This week’s study guide includes Nephi’s vision of Jesus Christ and of the latter days.

FamilySearch, Ancestry, and Library and Archives Canada have collaborated to make 234,678 pages of the 1931 Canada census more accessible.

This week’s study guide includes Lehi’s vision of the tree of life.

“It’s our collective work at BYU to help one other along this journey of discipleship,” President Reese said.

Henry Cho, who has also earned the moniker “Mr. Clean,” is the second keynote speaker announced by the family history conference scheduled for Feb. 29-March 2.

Jesus Christ’s invitation to “seek, and ye shall find” is open to all.

This week’s study guide introduces the prophet Lehi and his family, and details the start of their journey out of Jerusalem.

The library now features over 150 gospel-related picture symbols, with many more to come.

Sunday School General President Mark L. Pace and his counselors spoke with the Church News about how the new manual helps everyone.

This week’s guide kicks off a year-long study of the Book of Mormon.

Data released in October 2023 was collected over 10 years, from interviews with 1.5 million people across 152 countries and territories.

This week’s study guide concludes the apostle John’s prophecies about the latter days.