“Progress on Temples Continues,” Ensign, November 2014, 126
Progress on Temples Continues
“When all the previously announced temples are constructed and dedicated, we will have 170 operating temples throughout the world,” President Thomas S. Monson said during the October 2014 general conference. “Because we are concentrating our efforts on completing temples which were previously announced, we are not at the present time announcing any new temples. However, in the future, as we identify needs and locate properties, announcements of additional temples will be made.”
When President Monson rededicated the Ogden Utah Temple in September 2014, it brought to 143 the number of operating temples of the Church worldwide.
The Fort Lauderdale Florida Temple was dedicated in May 2014 by President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, Second Counselor in the First Presidency. The Phoenix Arizona Temple will be dedicated on November 16, 2014, and at least five other temples will be dedicated or rededicated in 2015.