“The Church is going to have an unprecedented future, unparalleled,” President Russell M. Nelson said at the dedication of the Rome Italy Temple in March 2019. “We’re just building up to what’s ahead now.”
At the dedication, all of the members of the First Presidency and the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles were, for the first time, gathered together in one place outside of the United States. “As modern-day Apostles of Jesus Christ,” President Nelson said, “the message we share today is the same message that Apostles shared long ago—that God lives and that Jesus is the Christ.”
In addition to dedicating the temple, President Nelson spoke to youth in the temple district and met with Pope Francis, the first time a Church President has had a formal audience with the head of the Roman Catholic Church.