Latter-day Saint temples continue to be built around the world as the gospel of Jesus Christ rolls forth. Here’s a quick look at temple news and updates from this last week.
Elder Andersen Dedicates the Praia Cape Verde Temple
Elder Neil L. Andersen of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles dedicated the Praia Cape Verde Temple on Sunday, June 19. It is the 173rd dedicated temple in operation worldwide. At the cornerstone ceremony held just before the dedication, Elder Andersen said, “in the records of heaven, this is one of the most important days for Cabo Verde in the whole history of the world.”
Elder Gong Rededicates the Hong Kong China Temple
On Sunday, June 19, Elder Gerrit W. Gong of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles presided at three rededicatory sessions for the Hong Kong China Temple. Church members across much of Asia were able to participate in person and by broadcast.
Open House and Dedication Announced for the Belém Brazil Temple
An open house for the Belém Brazil Temple will open for public tours on Saturday, October 22, and continue through Saturday, November 5, 2022. Elder Dale G. Renlund of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles will preside at the dedication of temple held in three sessions on Sunday, November 20, 2022. The temple was announced on April 3, 2016, and the groundbreaking was held on August 17, 2019.
Open House Tours Announced for the Quito Ecuador Temple
A public open house for the Quito Ecuador Temple will begin on Friday, October 14, and run through Saturday, October 29, 2022. The temple will be formally dedicated in three sessions on Sunday, November 20, 2022. Elder Quentin L. Cook of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles will preside. The temple was announced on April 3, 2016, and the groundbreaking followed on May 11, 2019.
Ground Broken for the Yorba Linda California Temple
Elder Mark A. Bragg, General Authority Seventy, presided at the groundbreaking ceremony for the Yorba Linda California Temple held on Saturday, June 18, 2022. The 30,000-square-foot temple will be constructed on a 5.4-acre site at Bastanchury Road and Osmond Street. It will be the second temple constructed in Orange County, joining the Newport Beach California Temple.
Groundbreaking Held for the Smithfield Utah Temple
Elder Quentin L. Cook and Elder Gary E. Stevenson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles presided over the groundbreaking ceremony for the Smithfield Utah Temple on Saturday, June 18. Plans call for the construction of a three-story temple on a 13.3-acre parcel at N 800 West and W 100 North in Smithfield. In his site dedicatory prayer, Elder Cook said, “Our hearts are full of appreciation for those who have gone before us and who have laid the foundation for a temple in northern Cache Valley.” He added, “We pray that this temple will be a beacon light for the communities it serves.”