Temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Greater Guatemala City Guatemala Temple

Planning and approval phase; awaiting official site announcement; awaiting official name announcement; groundbreaking not announced

Location

Guatemala City Metropolitan Area
Guatemala

Announcement: 

4 October 2020

Construction Status

The temple announced for greater Guatemala City, Guatemala, is currently in the planning stages. No groundbreaking date has been announced.


Temple Rendering

Renderings of the temple announced for greater Guatemala City, Guatemala, have not yet been publicly released.


Temple Site

No site location has been officially announced for the temple announced for greater Guatemala City, Guatemala.


Temple Announcement

On October 4, 2020, President Russell M. Nelson announced plans to construct a second temple in greater Guatemala City, Guatemala, joining the heavily utilized Guatemala City Guatemala Temple dedicated in 1984. It will be the fourth temple in the country, which is home to nearly 300,000 Latter-day Saints organized into 51 stakes and 12 districts. The first missionaries were sent to preach the gospel in Guatemala in 1947 with the first official church meeting of 66 congregants occurring the next year in a rented hall.1


Temple Facts

The temple announced for greater Guatemala City, Guatemala, will be the fourth temple built in Guatemala, following the Guatemala City Guatemala Temple (1984), the Quetzaltenango Guatemala Temple (2011), and the Cobán Guatemala Temple (under construction).

The temple announced for greater Guatemala City, Guatemala, will be the third temple built outside of the United States in the same metropolitan area as another operating temple, the Guatemala City Guatemala Temple (1984), making the Guatemala City metropolitan area the third metropolitan area outside of the United States with more than one temple, following the Lima metropolitan area in Peru and the Greater Manila Area in the Philippines.


  1. "Prophet Announces Six New Temples at October 2020 General Conference," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, 4 Oct. 2020.

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