Temple Dedicated in Curitiba Brazil

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“Temple Dedicated in Curitiba Brazil,” Liahona, July 2008, N6–N7

Temple Dedicated in Curitiba Brazil

The Curitiba Brazil Temple was set to open on Monday, June 2, 2008, the day after its four dedicatory sessions planned for Sunday, June 1.

A cultural celebration was to be held on Saturday, May 31, the night before the dedication. The celebration and dedication followed a month-long public open house held from May 10 to 24, 2008.

The Curitiba Brazil Temple is the 126th temple operating worldwide and the fifth Latter-day Saint temple in Brazil. Temples are also located in Campinas, Porto Alegre, Recife, and São Paulo. The Manaus Brazil Temple, which was announced in 2007, will be Brazil’s sixth temple.

The Curitiba temple was first announced in August 2002, and ground was broken in March 2005. It will serve more than 42,000 members, including those from 21 stakes in the states of Paraná and Santa Catarina.

The dedication and associated events were scheduled to occur after this issue was printed.