Cusco Peru Temple
Planning and approval phase; site location unknown; groundbreaking not announced
Announcement:3 April 2022
The Cusco Peru Temple is currently in the planning stages. No groundbreaking date has been announced.
Renderings of the Cusco Peru Temple and site plan have not yet been publicly released.
No site location has been officially announced for the Cusco Peru Temple.
On April 3, 2022, President Russell M. Nelson announced plans to construct the Cusco Peru Temple at the April 2022 General Conference. The temple will be the fifth temple in Peru. The country is home to approximately 625,000 Latter-day Saints spread throughout more than 775 congregations. Cusco is in the southeastern part of the country and was the capital of the Inca Empire. The first missionaries arrived in the country in 1956. More than 32 million people live in Peru. Other temples in operation or under construction at the time of the announcement included the Arequipa Peru Temple, Lima Peru Temple, Trujillo Peru Temple, and Lima Peru Los Olivos Temple.1
- "President Nelson Announces 17 New Temples," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, 3 Apr. 2022.