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LATEST NEWS & EVENTS
Exterior Renderings Released for Temples in Washington and Utah
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints published exterior renderings today of the Moses Lake Washington Temple, Tooele Valley Utah Temple, and Washington County Utah Temple, as project leaders prepare to submit public documents to government officials for approval. Interior renderings and groundbreaking dates for each temple will be announced later.
Eight New Temples Announced in General Conference
At the closing session of the 190th Annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, President Russell M. Nelson announced plans to construct the following eight temples: Bahía Blanca Argentina Temple, Tallahassee Florida Temple, Lubumbashi Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple, Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Temple, Benin City Nigeria Temple, Syracuse Utah Temple, Dubai United Arab Emirates Temple, and Shanghai China Temple.
Preparing for the Richmond Virginia Temple Groundbreaking
At an activity held several weeks ago, youth groups gathered to the heavily wooded Richmond Virginia Temple site to clear the land and prepare it for groundbreaking next weekend. Due to the continuing COVID-19 situation, the ceremony will be a small private event and not broadcast to any meetinghouses as originally planned. The decision was made to go forward with the groundbreaking in order to meet previously scheduled construction deadlines.
Spire Stones to Be Removed from the Salt Lake Temple
A crane has been installed on the south side of the Salt Lake Temple to carry out the removal of spire stones that were damaged during the recent earthquake that affected Salt Lake City. The angel Moroni statue and other stones from the east and west sides of the temple will also be temporarily removed for preservation during the project. Scaffolding will be erected around the spires to provide better access to the construction crew.