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Temple News & Updates – Week of October 16

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Here at, we know that members of the church sure love temples. However, I would only hear about the status of a temple when it was announced, during the groundbreaking ceremony, the open house, the placement of the Angel Moroni, and the dedication. However, there is so much more going on with these sacred buildings that we just never hear about. So, we decided to post weekly (every Sunday) updates about the temples from around the world. What better way to stay up to date on what is going on with His holy houses.

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)

Fort Collins Colorado Temple Dedicated

Update: The Fort Collins Colorado Temple was dedicated on October 16 by President Dieter F. Uchtdorf. Elder Dale G. Renlund and multiple other General Authorities attended as well. You can read all about the dedication and cultural celebration here.

Temple Facts: The Fort Collins Colorado Temple was announced in the April 2011 session of General Conference. The groundbreaking ceremony was held in August 2013 by Elder Ronald A Rasband. The temple is approximately 30,389 square feet, and serves members in Northern Colorado, southern Wyoming, and western Nebraska. The Fort Collins Colorado Temple will be the second temple in the state of Colorado.


Structural Framing Begins for Fortaleza Brazil Temple

Update: Construction continued this week at the Fortaleza Brazil Temple, where rebar was added as structural framing began.

Temple Facts: The Fortaleza Brazil Temple was announced October 3, 2009. Elder David A. Bednar presided over the groundbreaking ceremony on November 15, 2011. An agreement with the local government in early 2015 finally allowed construction to begin. While no official dates have been announced, construction is estimated to be completed in 2019.

Update: Three miles south of Cedar City, a wild fire is burning across over 1,300 acres. Smoke from the fire is visible near the Cedar City Utah Temple. Fire crews are working diligently to put the fire out.

Temple Facts: The Cedar City Utah Temple was announced in the April 2013 session of General Conference. The groundbreaking ceremony was held in August 2015 by Elder L. Whitney Clayton. The temple will be approximately 42,657 square feet, will serve members in 17 stakes in Southern Utah and Eastern Nevada. The Cedar City Utah Temple will be the seventeenth temple in Utah. Estimated completion is late 2017.

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