Antofagasta Chile Temple
Planning and approval phase; awaiting official site announcement; groundbreaking not announced
Announcement:7 April 2019
The Antofagasta Chile Temple is currently in the planning stages. No groundbreaking date has been announced.
Renderings of the Antofagasta Chile Temple and site plan have not yet been publicly released.
No site location has been officially announced for the Antofagasta Chile Temple, but local members indicate that a Church-owned parcel on Jaime Padrely, situated on the northern side of the city, is a candidate site.
The Antofagasta Chile Temple, Chile's third temple, was announced on April 7, 2019, by President Russell M. Nelson in his concluding remarks at the Sunday Afternoon Session of General Conference. Chile's second temple, the Concepción Chile Temple, was recently dedicated in October 2018. The Saints of Antofagasta currently travel 830 miles (1335 km) to participate in temple ordinances at the Santiago Chile Temple. The new temple will serve the two stakes in Antofagasta as well as other stakes in northern Chile, making the temple much more accessible.1
- "Prophet Announces Eight New Temples at April 2019 General Conference," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, 7 Apr. 2019.