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Temple News & Updates | Week of 18 March 2018

Thanks to members of the church worldwide and for providing these updates. Please Note: We report all information we are given. 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) 


Laying Sod in Fortaleza

New photographs from the Fortaleza Brazil Temple site show landscaping progress, including grass sod and plants. The temple, which will be the seventh completed in Brazil, is estimated to be complete in mid-2019.

Meetinghouse (foreground), temple and patron housing (background) | Courtesy of Yara Pinheiro


Satellite Photo of Port-au-Prince Temple

A photo, taken by a satellite early last month, shows the concrete floor slabs which were poured for the Port-au-Prince Haiti Temple and the temple president’s future residence.

Courtesy of TerraServer


Spire Framework Attached in Lisbon

The concrete structural walls of Lisbon Portugal Temple steeple have been topped by spire freamework, which is ready for the spire to be added. Construction of the temple is estimated to be complete next year.


Rendering Released for Bangkok Thailand Temple

An artistic rendering was released early this week for the six-story Bangkok Thailand Temple. The 44,405-square-foot structure will feature multiple spires; the grounds will also include a 91,370-square-foot multipurpose building which will house two meetinghouses, an area service center, seminary and institute classrooms, and mission offices and housing. There has not been an official announcement about the groundbreaking ceremony.


Walls Poured in South Africa

Crews at the Durban South Africa Temple are helping transform the structure and are giving viewers a hint to its final beauty. Cream colored precast panels are being installed, covering the black waterproofing material. On the interior of the temple, drywall and HVAC systems are being installed. Roof trusses are going up for the missionary housing veranda. Progress continues on curbing and landscaping.


Cupola Installed in Chile

At the Concepción Chile Temple site, crews removed a temporary two-dimensional angel Moroni stand-in and hoisted the outer shell of a decorative cupola atop the steeple. Members are looking forward to the installation of the permanent angel Moroni statue, which arrived a number of months ago.

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