Belo Horizonte Brazil Temple
Planning and approval phase; site location unknown; groundbreaking not announced
Announcement:4 April 2021
The Belo Horizonte Brazil Temple is currently in the planning stages. No groundbreaking date has been announced.
Renderings of the Belo Horizonte Brazil Temple and site plan have not yet been publicly released.
No site location has been officially announced for the Belo Horizonte Brazil Temple.
On April 4, 2021, President Russell M. Nelson announced plans to construct the Belo Horizonte Brazil Temple at the 191st Annual General Conference. Brazil is home to over 1.4 million Latter-day Saints spread throughout more than 2,100 congregations. Belo Horizonte, the sixth largest city in Brazil, is considered the economic hub of the country. The first known member of the Church to live in Brazil emigrated from Germany in 1913. In 1986, Brazil became the third country outside the United States to have 50 organized stakes (a group of congregations). The temple in Belo Horizonte will be the thirteenth announced temple for Brazil, joining the Belém Brazil Temple, Brasília Brazil Temple, Campinas Brazil Temple, Curitiba Brazil Temple, Fortaleza Brazil Temple, Manaus Brazil Temple, Porto Alegre Brazil Temple, Recife Brazil Temple, Rio de Janeiro Brazil Temple, São Paulo Brazil Temple, São Paulo Brazil East Temple, and Salvador Brazil Temple.1
- The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, "At April 2021 Conference, Prophet Announces 20 More Temples to Be Constructed," 4 Apr. 2021.