Temple Sites Announced
November 1995

“Temple Sites Announced,” Ensign, Nov. 1995, 109

Temple Sites Announced

During the priesthood session of the Church’s 165th Semiannual General Conference, President Gordon B. Hinckley announced plans to build two more temples, in Boston, Massachusetts, and White Plains, New York.

“After working for years to acquire a suitable site in the Hartford [Connecticut] area, during which time the Church has grown appreciably in areas to the north and south, we have determined that we will not at this time build a temple in the immediate area of Hartford, but rather we will build one in the area of Boston … and White Plains. …

“We apologize to our faithful Saints in the Hartford area,” President Hinckley said. “[But] we are satisfied that we have been led to the present decision and that temples will be located in such areas that those of you who reside in the Hartford area will not have too far to drive.”

In addition, President Hinckley announced that leaders were working on the possibility of a temple in Venezuela and six more in six other sites. “I have a burning desire that a temple be located within reasonable access to Latter-day Saints throughout the world,” he said. “We can proceed only so fast.”

Currently there are forty-seven working temples throughout the world. Six temples are currently under construction, and plans for six more had been announced previously.