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Renderings Released, Groundbreaking Date Set For Salvador Brazil Temple

May 9, 2021, 6:11 PM | Updated: 6:15 pm
A rendering of the Salvador Brazil Temple. (Intellectual Reserve, Inc.)...
A rendering of the Salvador Brazil Temple. (Intellectual Reserve, Inc.)
(Intellectual Reserve, Inc.)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — Renderings have been released for the Salvador Brazil Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Officials have also set a date for a groundbreaking ceremony.

The announcement was made in a release from the First Presidency Tuesday. The ceremony has been scheduled for August 2021.

Church officials said attendance will be by invitation only due to local COVID-19 guidelines.

Church President Russell M. Nelson announced plans to build the Salvador Brazil Temple in the October 2018 General Conference.

It will be the 13th temple in Brazil, which has more than 1.4 million Latter-day Saints.

The other temples — which have been announced, are under construction or in use — are located in: Campinas, Curitiba, Fortaleza, Manaus, Porto Alegre, Receife, São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Belém, Brasília, Belo Horizonte and São Paulo East.

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Renderings Released, Groundbreaking Date Set For Salvador Brazil Temple