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Temples News & Updates – Week of November 7

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Hartford Connecticut Temple Prepares for Dedication

Update: Thousands have toured the Hartford Connecticut Temple over the last three weeks for the public open house. The temple is set to be dedicated on Sunday, November 20.

Temple Facts: In 1992, President Gordon B. Hinckley announced plans for a temple in Hartford, Connecticut. Three years later, the plans were replaced and temples were built in Boston and New York instead. Fifteen years later in October 2010, President Thomas S. Monson announced the new plans to build a temple in Hartford. The groundbreaking ceremony took place on August 17, 2013.

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Dedication Dates for the Paris France Temple Announced

Update: The open house and dedication dates have been finalized for the Paris France Temple. The open house, which will be free and open to the public, will run from April 22 to May 13, 2017. The cultural celebration will take place on May 20, 2017, with the temple being dedicated in three sessions the next day, May 21, 2017.

Temple Facts: The intentions to build a temple in Paris were first released in an official statement from President Thomas S. Monson on July 15, 2011. The official announcement followed on October 1, 2011, in General Conference. Due to multiple legal and cultural barriers, no traditional groundbreaking ceremony was held. The Paris France Temple will be one of four without any towers or spires.

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Courtesy of Erik Bertola


Idaho Falls Idaho Temple to Reopen

Update: After nearly two years, the rededication dates for the Idaho Falls Idaho Temple have been announced. An open house will run from April 22 to May 20, 2017. It will be rededicated in three sessions on Sunday, June 4, 2017. There will also be a cultural celebration on June 3.

Temple Facts: The Idaho Falls Idaho Temple was originally dedicated in 1945 by President George Albert Smith. It was announced on March 16, 2015, that the temple would undergo extensive renovations. It was the first temple built in Idaho and the first temple to be built with a central spire.

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Courtesy of Mormon Newsroom



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