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Temple News & Updates | Week of 4 February 2018

Thanks to members of the church worldwide and our friends at LDSChurchTemples.com for providing these updates. Please Note: We report all information we are given. It is possible that progress has been made on other temples worldwide that we have not been made aware of.  If you have updates (including pictures or video) about a temple near you, feel free to send it to calledtoshare (at) …

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Temple News & Updates | Week of 28 January 2018

Thanks to members of the church worldwide and our friends at LDSChurchTemples.com for providing these updates. If you have updates (including pictures or video) about a temple near you, feel free to send it to calledtoshare (at) ldsdaily.com.   Grounds Coming Together in Chile Plants arrived on the Concepción Chile Temple grounds to fill in flower beds. Weed barriers were placed before the planting commenced …

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Temple News & Updates | Week of 21 January 2018

Thanks to members of the church worldwide and our friends at LDSChurchTemples.com for providing these updates. If you have updates (including pictures or video) about a temple near you, feel free to send it to calledtoshare (at) ldsdaily.com.   Renovation Announced for Hamilton Temple The First Presidency has announced that the Hamilton New Zealand Temple will close in July for an extensive renovation. Updates …

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Temple News & Updates | Week of 14 January 2018

Thanks to members of the church worldwide and our friends at LDSChurchTemples.com for providing these updates. If you have updates (including pictures or video) about a temple near you, feel free to send it to calledtoshare (at) ldsdaily.com.   Oklahoma City Progress Construction crews have begun structural framing for the new Oklahoma City Oklahoma Temple tower. The temple does not have an official completion …

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Temple News & Updates | Week of 7 January 2018

Thanks to members of the church worldwide and our friends at LDSChurchTemples.com for providing these updates. If you have updates (including pictures or video) about a temple near you, feel free to send it to calledtoshare (at) ldsdaily.com.   North Carolina Temple Closes Saturday 6 January 2018 was the last day of operation at the Raleigh North Carolina Temple before it closed for major …

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New York Times Obit Editor Responds to President Monson Controversy

New York Times Obit Editor Responds to President Monson Controversy

After strong reactions and an outcry on social media about their controversial obituary on President Thomas S. Monson, The New York Times is responding. William McDonald, the obituary editor at the publication, answered questions in a new piece compiled by Lara Takenaga. The article begins by highlighting some of the complaints posed by members of the Church, including the accusation …

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A Look at President Monson’s Headstone & Monument

A Look at President Monson's Headstone & Monument

In a news article from local Utah news station KSL, stoneworker Keith MacKay shared his experience in working on and installing President Thomas S. Monson’s headstone and monument. “President Monson was the most delightful person to be around that you ever met in your life,” MacKay said. “He couldn’t say anything but good for you. He’s a wonderful person. It’s …

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Temple News & Updates | Week of 31 December 2017

Thanks to members of the church worldwide and our friends at LDSChurchTemples.com for providing these updates. If you have updates (including pictures or video) about a temple near you, feel free to send it to calledtoshare (at) ldsdaily.com.   Progress in the Democratic Republic of the Congo Crews working on the Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple are helping the temple progress toward …

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The Gravesites of All LDS Prophets

Joseph Smith, Jr. Joseph Smith is buried in Nauvoo, Illinois, alongside his brother Hyrum and wife Emma. Originally, Joseph’s body had been buried under a building on the Smith homestead; at the time, fears abounded that the grave and body would be stolen or mutilated. In 1928, the bodies were located, excavated, and moved to a new plot in the …

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All the LDS Temples Dedicated & Announced in 2017

All the LDS Temples Dedicated & Announced in 2017

Some of the most exciting events for members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 2017 were the dedications of multiple new temples. Four new temples opened for the first time, with thousands in their respective cities rejoicing. Another three began construction with official groundbreaking ceremonies while five temples were announced in General Conference. Here’s a closer …

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