Brasília Brazil Temple
Planning and approval phase; site inspected by Church engineers on June 21, 2017
Announcement:2 April 2017
The Brasília Brazil Temple is currently in the planning stages. No groundbreaking date has been announced.
On June 21, 2017, engineers from Church headquarters inspected the Brasília temple site in preparation for developing the engineering plans for the temple.
Renderings of the Brasília Brazil Temple and site plan have not yet been publicly released.
The site for the Brasília Brazil Temple is located in the northern section of the city near an arm of Paranoá Lake, as communicated to members by local priesthood leaders.
On April 2, 2017, President Thomas S. Monson announced the Brasília Brazil Temple, Brazil's tenth temple, during the Sunday Morning Session of the 187th Annual General Conference. There are six operating temples in Brazil including the
111th operating templeCampinas Brazil Temple,
126th operating templeCuritiba Brazil Temple,
138th operating templeManaus Brazil Temple,
102nd operating templePorto Alegre Brazil Temple,
101st operating templeRecife Brazil Temple, and
17th operating templeSão Paulo Brazil Temple. Three other temples are announced or under construction including the
Finalizing construction and landscapingFortaleza Brazil Temple,
Scaffolding erected around tower; stone cladding of exterior walls continues; installation of stained-glass windows underwayRio de Janeiro Brazil Temple, and
Planning and approval phase; awaiting official site announcementBelém Brazil Temple.1
Brasília is Brazil's beautiful national capital, renowned for its unique architecture. More than 1.3 million members of the Church live in Brazil, more than any nation in the world other than the United States and Mexico. The Brasília Brazil Temple will bring the blessings of the temple closer to the thousands of members living in Brazil's vast interior. There are five stakes in the immediate Brasília area with five additional nearby stakes and more in the surrounding region.
The Brasília Brazil Temple will be the tenth temple built in Brazil.
- "President Monson Announces Five New Temples," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, 2 Apr. 2017.