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Temple News & Updates | Week of 15 October 2017

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Thanks to members of the church worldwide and our friends at 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)


Landscaping Progress in Rome

The grounds around the Rome Italy Temple are taking shape as crews lay irrigation lines for the garden areas. Palm trees were planted several weeks ago at each corner of the temple, and art glass installation continues.

Courtesy of Italy Rome Mission


Open House Tents Going Up In Utah

With public tours of the Cedar City Temple beginning shortly, open house organizers have been busy erecting tents on the grounds. Free reservations for the open house are available here.

Courtesy of Pam Burt


Steeple Progress & Apostolic Visit to DRC

Elder David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles presided at a young single adult fireside at the stake center next to the Kinshasa DRC Temple. Photos of the event, attended by over 1,400 people, show the temple in the background. The cladding of the temple steeple is progressing.


Massive Storms in South Africa

Devastating storms swept through the South African province of KwaZulu-Natal, the location of the Durban South Africa Temple, last week. Fortunately, the temple grounds and landscaping were able to survive the storm untouched, despite heavy rains and 70km per hour winds.


Boston Temple Address Change

The Frontage Road address of the Boston Massachusetts Temple, which created confusion for out-of-town patrons, has been changed. Patrons using GPS to find the temple would be led to South Boston instead of Belmont. To rectify the situation, Belmont civic leaders have agreed to rename the street Hinckley Street.

© 2017, Matthew Marshall


Open House Dates & Links for Tickets

Meridian Idaho Temple
Saturday 21 October – Saturday 11 November
Tickets Available Here Beginning Monday 25 September 2017


Cedar City Utah Temple
Friday 27 October – Saturday 18 November
Tickets Available Here Beginning Monday 2 October 2017
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