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Groundbreakings Announced for Temples in Pennsylvania and Kenya

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The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced groundbreaking dates for the Nairobi Kenya Temple and the Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Temple, both of which were announced in April 2020 by Church President Russell M. Nelson.

Nairobi Kenya Temple

The groundbreaking ceremony for the Nairobi Kenya Temple will be held on Saturday, September 11, 2021. Elder Joseph W. Sitati, Africa Central Area president, will preside at the event. The location will be announced later.

An artist's rendering of the Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Temple.

The groundbreaking ceremony for the Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Temple will be held on Saturday, August 21, 2021. Presiding at the event will be Elder Randall K. Bennett, North America Northeast Area president. The temple will be built on a 5.8-acre site located at 2093 Powell Road in Cranberry Township. The single-story structure will be about 32,000 square feet.


Attendance at both groundbreaking ceremonies will be by invitation only.

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