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.
Brazil's thirteenth temple was announced by President Russell M. Nelson at the 191st Annual General Conference on April 4, 2021. The Belo Horizonte Brazil Temple will join 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. There are more than 1.4 million members of the Church in more than 2,100 congregations in Brazil. Belo Horizonte is the sixth largest city and economic hub of the country. The first known Latter-day Saint to live in Brazil emigrated from Germany in 1913. In 1986, Brazil became the third country outside of the United States to have 50 stakes.1
The Belo Horizonte Brazil Temple will be the thirteenth temple built in Brazil and the first built in Minas Gerais.
- 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.