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

Mexico City Benemérito Mexico Temple

Planning and approval phase; site location unknown; groundbreaking not announced

Location

Benemérito
Mexico City
Mexico

Announcement: 

3 April 2022

Construction Status

The Mexico City Benemérito Mexico Temple is currently in the planning stages. No groundbreaking date has been announced.


Temple Rendering

Renderings of the Mexico City Benemérito Mexico Temple and site plan have not yet been publicly released.


Temple Site

No site location has been officially announced for the Mexico City Benemérito Mexico Temple.


Temple Announcement

On April 3, 2022, President Russell M. Nelson announced plans to construct the Mexico City Benemérito Mexico Temple at the April 2022 General Conference. This will be the 19th temple in Mexico and the second in Mexico City. The Benemérito grounds have a rich history for Mexican Latter-day Saints. Founded in 1964 by The Church of Jesus Christ, El Centro Escolar Benemérito de las Américas was a high school until 2013, when it was converted to serve as a Missionary Training Center for Spanish-language missionaries. The campus is located about 10 miles from the Mexico City Mexico Temple. Nearly 9 million people reside in Mexico City alone, making it one of the largest cities in Latin America. The country is home to 1.5 million Latter-day Saints in more than 1,800 congregations.

Missionary work began in Mexico in 1875. The were 18 other temples in Mexico at the time of the temple's announcement including the Ciudad Juárez Mexico Temple, Colonia Juárez Chihuahua Mexico Temple, Culiacán Mexico Temple, Guadalajara Mexico Temple, Hermosillo Sonora Mexico Temple, Mérida Mexico Temple, Mexico City Mexico Temple, Monterrey Mexico Temple, Oaxaca Mexico Temple, Puebla Mexico Temple, Querétaro Mexico Temple, San Luis Potosí Mexico Temple, Tampico Mexico Temple, Tijuana Mexico Temple, Torreón Mexico Temple, Tuxtla Gutiérrez Mexico Temple, Veracruz Mexico Temple and Villahermosa Mexico Temple.1


  1. "President Nelson Announces 17 New Temples," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, 3 Apr. 2022.

Ciudad Juárez Mexico Temple
71st dedicated temple in operation
Colonia Juárez Chihuahua Mexico Temple
55th dedicated temple in operation
Culiacán Mexico Temple
Planning and approval phase; site location unknown
Guadalajara Mexico Temple
105th dedicated temple in operation
Hermosillo Sonora Mexico Temple
72nd dedicated temple in operation
Mérida Mexico Temple
92nd dedicated temple in operation
Mexico City Mexico Temple
26th dedicated temple in operation
Monterrey Mexico Temple
110th dedicated temple in operation
Oaxaca Mexico Temple
74th dedicated temple in operation
Puebla Mexico Temple
Cupola frame added; installing roof deck; attaching vapor barrier to concrete exterior walls
Querétaro Mexico Temple
Planning and approval phase; site location announced; exterior rendering released
San Luis Potosí Mexico Temple
Planning and approval phase; site location unknown
Tampico Mexico Temple
83rd dedicated temple in operation
Tijuana Mexico Temple
149th dedicated temple in operation
Torreón Mexico Temple
Planning and approval phase; site location announced; exterior rendering released
Tuxtla Gutiérrez Mexico Temple
75th dedicated temple in operation
Veracruz Mexico Temple
93rd dedicated temple in operation
Villahermosa Mexico Temple
85th dedicated temple in operation