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

Lubumbashi Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple

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

Announcement: 

5 April 2020

Construction Status

The Lubumbashi Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple is currently in the planning stages. No groundbreaking date has been announced.


Temple Rendering

Renderings of the Lubumbashi Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple and site plan have not yet been publicly released.


Temple Site

No site location has been officially announced for the Lubumbashi Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple.


Temple Announcement

Plans to construct the Lubumbashi Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple were announced in the Sunday afternoon session of the April 2020 General Conference by President Russell M. Nelson. Lubumbashi is the second largest city in the Democratic Republic of the Congo behind the capital city of Kinshasa where a temple was dedicated in 2019. The Saints of Lubumbashi currently belong to the Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple, which located nearly 1,500 miles (2300 km) away—a prohibitive distance for most members. A temple in the southeastern region of the country will greatly bless its nearly 63,000 Church members.1


Temple Facts

The Lubumbashi Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple will be the second temple built in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, following the Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple (2019).


  1. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, "Prophet Announces Eight New Temples at General Conference," 5 Apr. 2020.

Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple
163rd dedicated temple in operation