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13 new temples announced during General Conference

Oct 3, 2021, 3:52 PM | Updated: 5:16 pm
FILE: The Conference Center. (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)...
FILE: The Conference Center. (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)
(The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)

SALT LAKE CITY – The locations of 13 new temples were announced during the 191st Semiannual 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 new temples will be built at or near the following locations:

  • Kaohsiung, Taiwan
  • Tacloban City, Philippines
  • Monrovia, Liberia
  • Kananga, Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Antananarivo, Madagascar
  • Culiacán, Mexico
  • Vitória, Brazil
  • La Paz, Bolivia
  • Santiago West, Chile
  • Fort Worth, Texas
  • Cody, Wyoming
  • Rexburg North, Idaho
  • Heber Valley, Utah

President Nelson also said reconstruction will begin on the Provo Utah Temple following the dedication of the Orem Utah Temple.

“Please make time for the Lord in His holy house,” he said, prior to announcing the temples. “Nothing will strengthen your spiritual foundation like temple service and temple worship.”

 

The Church now has 265 temples announced, under construction or operating.

Nine of those temples are closed for renovation, including the Columbus Ohio, Hamilton New Zealand, Hong Kong China, Mesa Arizona, Salt Lake, St. George Utah, Tokyo Japan, Washington D.C., and Winnipeg Manitoba temples.

Operations have also been paused in three temples – the Buenos Aires Argentina, Suva Fiji, and Sydney Australia temples – due to local COVID-19 restrictions.

Since becoming president of the Church in Jan. 2018, President Nelson has announced 83 additional temples.

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