Port Moresby Papua New Guinea Temple
Planning and approval phase; awaiting official site announcement; groundbreaking not announced
Announcement:5 October 2019
The Port Moresby Papua New Guinea Temple is currently in the planning stages. No groundbreaking date has been announced.
Renderings of the Port Moresby Papua New Guinea Temple and site plan have not yet been publicly released.
No site location has been officially announced for the Port Moresby Papua New Guinea Temple.
On October 5, 2019, President Russell M. Nelson announced plans to construct the Port Moresby Papua New Guinea Temple at the 189th Semiannual General Conference. It will be the first temple constructed in the island nation of over 28,000 Latter-day Saints in 80 congregations. Port Moresby is the capital and largest city of Papua New Guinea. Members currently fly to the Fijian islands to participated in temple ordinance work at the Suva Fiji Temple. The Port Moresby Branch, the first nation's first congregation, was organized on October 10, 1979. The Papua New Guinea Port Moresby Mission was created on February 13, 1992.1
The Port Moresby Papua New Guinea Temple will be the first temple built in Papua New Guinea.
- "President Nelson Announces Eight New Temples During General Conference," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, 5 Oct. 2019.