“Rome Temple Facts,” New Era, Mar. 2019, 18–19.
The Rome Italy Temple district stretches to other areas where ancient civilizations also flourished. It includes Greece, Macedonia, Albania, Romania, Cyprus, and Malta—all places where the Church is growing today.
President Thomas S. Monson (1927–2018) announced plans to build the Rome Italy Temple on October 4, 2008.
The Rome Italy Temple is the first temple built in Italy. The temple will serve more than 34,000 Church members living in Italy and in neighboring countries.
President Monson dedicated the site and broke ground for the temple on October 23, 2010. The groundbreaking was attended by the vice mayor of Rome.
The Rome Italy Temple is located near the northeast section of the Grande Raccordo Anulare, a roadway that encircles Rome.
The Rome Italy Temple is part of a religious and cultural center that includes a multifunctional meetinghouse, a visitors center, a family history center, and housing for visitors.
A youth devotional will be held on Saturday, March 9, 2019, and will be broadcast to all units in the Rome Italy Temple district. The temple will be dedicated the next day, on Sunday, March 10, and dedicatory sessions will continue through Tuesday, March 12.