“New Temples Announced,” Ensign, Dec. 2002, 68
The First Presidency has announced plans to construct new temples in Curitiba, Brazil, and Panama City, Panama.
The Curitiba Brazil Temple will serve more than 42,000 Latter-day Saints in a temple district that will include stakes from the Brazilian states of Paraná and Santa Catarina. This temple will be the fifth in Brazil. Other temples are in São Paulo, Campinas, Porto Alegre, and Recife.
Members of the Church in Panama enthusiastically welcomed the news of the first temple to be built in their country. The Panama City Panama Temple district will serve approximately 22,200 Latter-day Saints in Panama.
Specific locations and groundbreaking dates for the two temples are yet to be announced.
The First Presidency has also announced the location for the San Antonio Texas Temple. It will be built at Stone Oak Parkway and Hardy Oak Boulevard in San Antonio. Temple construction is expected to begin early this year. This temple will be the fourth in Texas.