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20 New Temples Announced During General Conference

Apr 4, 2021, 3:42 PM | Updated: Apr 5, 2021, 1:28 pm
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This plaza at the headquarters of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is closed for renovations to repair the leaking top deck of the plaza that sits atop a parking garage for employees. The project will include new landscaping to complement the Salt Lake Temple. (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)
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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The locations of 20 new temples were announced during the final session of General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

President Russell M. Nelson made the announcement towards the end of the Sunday Afternoon session.

The newly announced temples will be constructed in the following locations:

  • Oslo, Norway
  • Brussels, Belgium
  • Vienna, Austria
  • Kumasi, Ghana
  • Beira, Mozambique
  • Cape Town, South Africa
  • Singapore, Republic of Singapore
  • Belo Horizonte, Brazil
  • Cali, Colombia
  • Querétaro, México
  • Torreón, México
  • Helena, Montana
  • Casper, Wyoming
  • Grand Junction, Colorado
  • Farmington, New Mexico
  • Burley, Idaho
  • Eugene, Oregon
  • Elko, Nevada
  • Yorba Linda, California
  • Smithfield, Utah

The Smithfield temple would be the second in Cache Valley, just around 8 miles north of the Logan Utah Temple.

The Church has 160 temples in operation, with another 8 closed for renovation, 35 under construction and now an additional 48 buildings announced.

Those closed for renovation include the Columbus Ohio, Hamilton New Zealand, Hong Kong, Mesa Arizona, Tokyo, Washington DC temples and pioneer-era temples Salt Lake and St. George.

Other temples in Utah were under construction in Layton, Orem, Saratoga Springs, Taylorsville and Red Cliffs (St. George).

Additional temples announced but which have not yet under construction in the Beehive State included the Lindon, Syracuse and Deseret Peak (Tooele) temples.

Since becoming president of the Church in January 2018 three years ago, President Nelson has announced 69 additional temples.

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20 New Temples Announced During General Conference