Culiacán Mexico Temple
Planning and approval phase; site location unknown; groundbreaking not announced
Announcement:3 October 2021
The Culiacán Mexico Temple is currently in the planning stages. No groundbreaking date has been announced.
Renderings of the Culiacán Mexico Temple and site plan have not yet been publicly released.
No site location has been officially announced for the Culiacán Mexico Temple.
On October 3, 2021, President Russell M. Nelson announced plans to construct the Culiacán Mexico Temple at the October 2021 General Conference. This will be the 17th temple in the country. Culiacán, officially Culiacán Rosales, is a city in northwestern Mexico and has a population of around 850,000 people. Mexico is home to 1.5 million Latter-day Saints and around 1,850 congregations, more than any other country outside the United States. Missionary work opened in Mexico in 1875. The other temples in Mexico comprise the Ciudad Juárez Mexico Temple, Colonia Juárez Chihuahua Mexico Temple, Guadalajara Mexico Temple, Hermosillo Sonora Mexico Temple, Mérida Mexico Temple, Mexico City Mexico Temple, Monterrey Mexico Temple, Oaxaca Mexico Temple, Puebla Mexico Temple, Querétaro Mexico Temple, Tampico Mexico Temple, Tijuana Mexico Temple, Torreón Mexico Temple, Tuxtla Gutiérrez Mexico Temple, Veracruz Mexico Temple and Villahermosa Mexico Temple.1
- "At the October 2021 General Conference, the Prophet Says the Church Will Build 13 More Temples," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, 3 Oct. 2021.