Luanda Angola Temple
Planning and approval phase; site location unknown; groundbreaking not announced
Announcement:1 October 2023
The Luanda Angola Temple is currently in the planning stages. No groundbreaking date has been announced.
An official rendering of the Luanda Angola Temple has not yet been released to the public.
No site location has been officially announced for the Luanda Angola Temple.
On October 1, 2023, President Russell M. Nelson announced plans to construct the Luanda Angola Temple at the October 2023 General Conference. It will be the first temple in the Portuguese-speaking nation of Angola, located in southwestern Africa. The port city of Luanda is the nation’s capital and largest metropolitan area with an estimated 9.3 million residents. Currently, the nearest temple for most Angolan Latter-day Saints is the Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple. Latter-day Saints have been present in Angola since 1985. The first congregation was organized in 1996 in Luanda. At the time of the announcement, Angola was home to nearly 5,000 Latter-day Saints in approximately 20 congregations.1
- "The Church of Jesus Christ Will Build 20 New Temples," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, 1 Oct. 2023.