RELIGION

Groundbreaking Ceremony Held For Salvador Brazil Temple

Aug 7, 2021, 3:38 PM | Updated: Jul 14, 2023, 11:49 am

A rendering of the Salvador Brazil Temple. (Intellectual Reserve, Inc.)...

A rendering of the Salvador Brazil Temple. (Intellectual Reserve, Inc.)

(Intellectual Reserve, Inc.)

SALVADOR, Brazil — A groundbreaking ceremony was held for the Salvador Brazil Temple for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

A limited number of guests, including the mayor of Salvador, Bruno Reis, attended the event Saturday due to local COVID-19 restrictions.

Elder Adilson de Paula Parrella, president of the Brazil Area, presided over the ceremony, and Elder Joni L. Koch, first counselor in the Brazil Area Presidency, offered the dedicatory prayer.

Plans to build the Salvador Brazil Temple were announced by Church President Russell M. Nelson during General Conference in October 2018.

Details about the design of the structure were not immediately available.

It will be the 13th temple for the South American country.

Dedicated temples currently in use are located in Campinas, Curitiba, Fortaleza, Manaus, Porto Alegre, Recife and São Paulo.

Officials said the Rio De Janeiro Brazil Temple has also been completed and is preparing to be dedicated at a future date.

Temples are also under construction in Belém and Brasília, while two more temples have been announced in Belo Horizonte and São Paulo East.

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Groundbreaking Ceremony Held For Salvador Brazil Temple