News and Events

    President Ballard Dedicates Pocatello Idaho Temple

    7 November 2021

    Idaho’s newest temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has been dedicated. President M. Russell Ballard, Acting President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles presided at the dedication of the Pocatello Idaho Temple in three sessions on Sunday, November 7, 2021.

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    Open House Announced for the Rio de Janeiro Brazil Temple

    5 November 2021

    The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has released the dates of the open house for the Rio de Janeiro Brazil Temple.

    The public is invited to tour the temple from Saturday, March 26, 2022, through Saturday, April 16, 2022, except for March 27 and April 2, 3, and 10, 2022.

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    Temple Cafeterias Will Permanently Close in Early 2022

    5 November 2021

    After careful consideration, and to simplify temple operations, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will permanently close the cafeterias inside its temples in early 2022. The Guayaquil Ecuador and Hamilton New Zealand Temples will require a longer transition period. Cafeterias that are currently closed due to the pandemic will not reopen.

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    Winnipeg Manitoba Temple Is Dedicated

    1 November 2021

    For many years, members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Winnipeg, Manitoba, have held onto the promise that one day they would have a temple. This promise was realized on October 31, 2021, as the Winnipeg Manitoba Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was dedicated in three sessions by Elder Gerrit W. Gong of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles.

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    Church and Community Leaders Break Ground for Temple in American Samoa

    31 October 2021

    Ground was broken today for a new temple to be built in American Samoa by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

    Church officials were joined by local government leaders including the Governor, religious leaders and other guests.

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    Nauvoo Temple Podcast Launched: Essential To Understanding the Restoration

    14 October 2021

    Building a temple in Nauvoo, Illinois, when early members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints worked to make the bend in the river a hospitable place to live, wasn’t convenient or easy.

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    Renovated Mesa Arizona Temple Opens to the Public This Week

    11 October 2021

    The Mesa Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has been closed since May 2018 for major renovation. This is its second major refurbishment in its 94-year history. It was originally dedicated by Church President Heber J. Grant.

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    At the October 2021 General Conference, the Prophet Says the Church Will Build 13 More Temples

    3 October 2021

    On Sunday, the prophet of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced plans to build 13 new temples throughout the world.

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    Temple Site Locations Announced in Four Latin American Countries

    23 September 2021

    The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has released the locations and exterior renderings of four temples to be built in Latin America. These temples were previously announced — one in October 2020 and the other three in April 2021 — by Church President Russell M. Nelson.

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    Church Breaks Ground for Phnom Penh Cambodia Temple

    18 September 2021

    On September 18, 2021, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints broke ground for the Phnom Penh Cambodia Temple. President Veasna Kuonno Neang of the Cambodia Phnom Penh Mission presided and offered the dedicatory prayer.

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