Things you should know today: 1/16/2018

448

Russell M. Nelson named 17th president of LDS Church

Mormon Newsroom
President Russell M. Nelson was called as 17th president for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. President Nelson was set apart on Jan. 14, 2018. (Mormon Newsroom)

President Russell M. Nelson was announced today as the 17th prophet and president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. President Dallin H. Oaks was set apart as first counselor in the First Presidency, with President Henry B. Eyring as second counselor in the First Presidency.

Parents arrested after children found chained in house

Riverside County Sheriff’s Department via AP
These Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018, photos provided by the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department show Louise Anna Turpin, left, and David Allen Turpin. Authorities say an emaciated teenager led deputies to a Perris, Calif., home where her 12 brothers and sisters were locked up in filthy conditions, with some of them malnourished and chained to beds. Riverside County sheriff’s deputies arrested the parents David Allen Turpin and Louise Anna Turpin on Sunday. The parents could face charges including torture and child endangerment. (Riverside County Sheriff’s Department via AP)

David Allen Turpin, 57, and Louise Anna Turpin, 49, were arrested Sunday when 13 children were found chained to beds and malnourished inside a house in California. The parents are held on $9 million bail and could face charges including torture and child endangerment.

Pope begs forgiveness for ‘irreparable’ harm from sex abuse

AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko
Pope Francis arrives to celebrate Mass at O’Higgins Park in Santiago, Chile, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

Around 400,000 Chileans turned up today for Pope Francis’ first public Mass in Santiago, Chile. Pope Francis begged for forgiveness for the “irreparable damage” done to children who were sexually abused by priests.

North Korea scoffs at Trump’s ‘nuclear button’ tweet

AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File
In this Aug. 10, 2017, file photo, a man watches a television screen showing U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during a news program at the Seoul Train Station in Seoul, South Korea. North Korea’s state-run media say U.S. President Donald Trump’s tweet about having a bigger nuclear button than Kim Jong Un’s is the “spasm of a lunatic.” (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)

Rodong Sinmun, North Korea’s state-run media, spoke out about U.S. President Donald Trump’s tweet of having a bigger nuclear button than Kim Jon Un’s.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email