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Construction to Begin on the Lubumbashi Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple

The official exterior rendering, location, and groundbreaking date for the Lubumbashi Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple have been released. Elder Matthew L. Carpenter, president of the Africa Central Area, will preside at the groundbreaking ceremony on Saturday, August 20, 2022. The temple will be built on Av. Kashobwe across the street from an international Belgian school, known as École Privée Belge de Lubumbashi, and near a man-made lake called Lac Kipopo. It will be the second temple in the country, joining the Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple.