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Rio de Janiero Temple Beginnings
Following President Monson’s announcement at General Conference, preliminary construction has begun on the Rio de Janiero Brazil Temple. The site, at Avenida dasAméricas in Barra de Tijuca has been marked with a construction fence.
Temple Renovations Announced
The First Presidency announced that four temples will be closed for renovations during 2017. The Tokyo Japan, Oklahoma City Oklahoma, and Memphis Tennessee Temples will close in October 2017; the Asunción Paraguay Temple will close in November 2017.
Concepción Chile Temple Progress
Workers finished cladding the north temple wall in stone and moved to the western wall this week. The west wall of the temple faces one of Concepción’s largest thoroughfares.
Footings for Lisbon Portugal Temple Poured
Crews poured the concrete footings for the Lisbon Portugal Temple this week. The temple construction is just beginning, but an adjacent meetinghouse is nearly completed.
Refurbished Angel Moroni in Idaho Falls
The newly gilded angel Moroni was placed back atop the Idaho Falls Idaho Temple this week.
Temple Fact: The original design of the Idaho Falls Temple did not include an angel Moroni statue. It was added 38 years after the temple’s completion at the suggestion of the temple presidency.
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