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Temple News & Updates – Week of October 31

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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)

Tucson Temple Parking Lot Nears Completion

Update: The parking lot surrounding the Tucson Arizona Temple nears completion as the final layers of material are poured in. Landscaping structures have also been reserved for gardens.

Temple Facts: President Thomas S. Monson announced the Tucson Arizona Temple on October 6, 2012.  President Dieter F. Uchtdorf presided over the groundbreaking ceremony on October 15, 2015. While no official dates have been announced, the temple is expected to be completed in late 2017. It will be the sixth temple in Arizona once completed.


Building Wrap Applied to Concepción Chile Temple

Update: Construction continues on the Concepción Chile Temple as workers apply a bright, aqua colored building wrap to the temple’s exterior. The main purpose of building wrap is to protect the building materials, especially from moisture. Sloped framing was also added to the roof to help shed water.

Temple Facts: The Concepción Chile Temple was announced by President Thomas S. Monson on October 3, 2009. The groundbreaking ceremony took place on October 17, 2015, with Elder Walter F. González, president of the South America South Area, presiding. It will be the second temple in Chile.

Courtesy of Elder Fred Stephenson
Courtesy of Elder Fred Stephenson


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