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

Praia Cape Verde Temple

Planning and approval phase; awaiting official site announcement


Cape Verde


7 October 2018

Construction Status

The Praia Cape Verde Temple is currently in the planning stages. No groundbreaking date has been announced.

Temple Rendering

Renderings of the Praia Cape Verde Temple and site plan have not yet been publicly released.

Temple Site

No site location has been officially announced for the Praia Cape Verde Temple.

Temple Announcement

During his closing talk at the 188th Semiannual General Conference, President Russell M. Nelson announced plans for the construction of the Praia Cape Verde Temple on October 7, 2018. In recent years, Church membership has grown significantly on the islands of Cape Verde, located approximately 350 miles off the northwest coast of Africa. The are some 14,700 Latter-day Saints in the country organized into three stakes and two districts. A temple in Praia will make the sacred ordinances of the temple an attainable blessing for Church members who currently must fly to the Madrid Spain Temple
56th operating temple
Madrid Spain Temple

Temple Facts

The Praia Cape Verde Temple will be the first temple built in Cape Verde.

  1. "Twelve Temples Announced as October 2018 General Conference Closes," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, 7 Oct. 2018.