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Vanessa Fitzgibbon
Vanessa Fitzgibbon

Vanessa Fitzgibbon is a Brazilian native and has been the translation coordinator for the Church News since February 2021. She has a M.A. degree from Brigham Young University and a Ph.D. in Luso-Brazilian Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she taught Luso-Brazilian literature, culture, and the Portuguese language. She has also published several academic articles about Brazil and Portugal related to her research areas. Part of her professional experience includes working for the United Nations Development Programme, Citigroup, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Brigham Young University, and the Foreign Services Institute.


In an interview with the Plano Piloto podcast, Elder Soares talks about the Church of Jesus Christ, its history, its worldwide growth and his calling as an Apostle.

Recent donations from the Church of Jesus Christ in Brazil have helped thousands of members and non-members.

While she was the first in her family to join the Church, collectively they will have many more firsts as they remain faithful to the Lord, Vanessa Fitzgibbon wrote about her family’s Church experiences.

Education Week, promoted by the Church’s Self-Reliance in Brazil, is an online event for those seeking professional and academic information and opportunities.

Service project at the Braga Ward makes thousands of ribbons for Pink October.

The Church of Jesus Christ in Brazil announced four donations in May 2023.

In 2022, Humanitarian Services and volunteers of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints blessed the lives of thousands throughout Brazil.

The programs aim to provide listeners with “valuable insights, practical tips, and an extra dose of motivation.”

Young Latter-day Saints attended FSY and youth conferences for a spiritual retreat during Carnival.

It was the first devotional of its kind for Portuguese speakers in the Utah Area.

Portuguese speakers residing in the Utah Area are invited to participate in a special devotional with Elder Ulisses Soares on Feb. 5.

Elder Dale G. Renlund and Sister Ruth Renlund shared instruction with the Brazil Belém Mission on the day before the Belém temple dedication.

“It’s a dream coming true,” Elder Godoy says of the Belém Brazil Temple and joining Elder Renlund for Sunday’s dedication.

As Brazil celebrates 200 years of independence on Sept. 7, learn more about the country’s role in the preaching of the restored gospel on three continents connected by the same language.