News and Events

    Crews Prepare Salt Lake Temple Grounds for Excavation

    17 January 2020

    The Temple Square South Visitors’ Center and portions of the square’s south wall are being demolished to give construction crews access to excavate around the Salt Lake Temple for the significant four-year-long renovation of the historic building. Demolition work began today.

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    First Presidency Announces Adjustments in Temple Ceremonial Clothing

    17 January 2020

    Latter-day Saints wear ceremonial clothing inside temples as part of the most sacred ordinances, or ceremonies, of their faith. The First Presidency has recently made adjustments to the clothing to be more simple, comfortable, and cost-effective, as well as to enhance the temple experience for patrons.

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    Salt Lake Temple Undergoes Decommissioning

    7 January 2020

    Within hours of the closure of the Salt Lake Temple for an extensive renovation, workers got busy transitioning the sacred structure from a working temple to a construction site.

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    Elder Soares Dedicates the Arequipa Peru Temple

    15 December 2019

    Peru’s third temple was dedicated today by Elder Ulisses Soares of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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    New Renderings Released for Salt Lake Temple Renovation

    4 December 2019

    Additional renderings showing the planned renovation of the Salt Lake Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have been released.

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    Groundbreaking Completed for the Puebla Mexico Temple

    30 November 2019

    Ground has been broken for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ Puebla Mexico Temple, signifying the beginning of construction. Elder Arnulfo Valenzuela, Mexico Area President, presided at the event and offered the dedicatory prayer on Saturday, November 30, 2019.

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    Apostle Rededicates the Baton Rouge Louisiana Temple

    17 November 2019

    Latter-day Saints will soon be able to enter the Baton Rouge Louisiana Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Renovations to the sacred structure are complete, and Elder Quentin L. Cook of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles rededicated the temple on Sunday, November 17.

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    Doors Open for Public Tours of the Arequipa Peru Temple

    12 November 2019

    A public open house will begin this week for the Arequipa Peru Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This is the country’s third temple.

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    Washington County Utah Temple Site Announced

    6 November 2019

    The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced the location of the Washington County Utah Temple.

    The temple, which was announced in October 2018 by Church President Russell M. Nelson, will be built on a 14-acre site located northeast of 3000 East 1580 South in St. George, Utah.

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    Rededication of the Asunción Paraguay Temple Is Complete

    3 November 2019

    The renovations of the Asunción Paraguay Temple are finished, and the sacred structure was rededicated by Elder D. Todd Christofferson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, on Sunday, November 3, 2019.

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