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Temple News & Updates | Week of 17 November 2019

Thanks to members of the church worldwide and for providing these updates. Please Note: It is possible that progress has been made on temples not included in this article that we have not been made aware of.  If you have updates (including pictures or video) about a temple near you, feel free to send it to calledtoshare (at)

Public Open House Begins For Arequipa Peru Temple

Photo Courtesy of Templo de Arequipa-Perú Facebook page

This Friday, the public has been invited to tour the newly completed Arequipa Peru Temple, continuing through November 30th. The free tours will be offered Monday through Saturday from 7:00 a.m. to 9 p.m. with no reservations being needed. This beautiful temple within Peru has combined thought-provoking Church architecture and traditional Spanish culture in a perfect blend of modern and historical architecture. Read our full article on the open house here.

Angel Moroni Replaced on Nauvoo Illinois Temple

Photo Courtesy of Jenny Anderson & Brielle Hill

This past Wednesday, a newly gilded statue of the Angel Moroni was placed at the top of the tower of the Nauvoo Illinois Temple, replacing the former statue that had been damaged and charred by a lightning strike this past June.

Enclosing the Main Level of the Pocatello Idaho Temple

Photo Courtesy of Rick Satterfield

As the winter months have begun to set in, contractors at the Pocatello Idaho Temple are enclosing the main level of the building with thick sheets of plastic in an effort to retain heat and to allow the pouring of the main floor slab. Additionally, the framing of the building is transitioning from heavy gauge steel to light gauge steel that is visible along the north and northwest sides of the main level. This structural framing is set to complete in December and will take the temple an additional 85 feet higher.

Fitting the Pageant Stage on the Mesa Arizona Temple Grounds

Photo Courtesy of Jeremy Kerrigan

The multi-level stage for the annual Mesa Easter Pageant is rising on the north lawn of the Mesa Arizona Temple grounds to fit it to the new platform. The first production of the pageant was held over 90 years ago in 1928, and it is now considered the largest annual outdoor Easter pageant in the world.

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