Puebla Mexico Temple
Erecting structural frame for temple; pouring concrete exterior walls; roof rafters installed for meetinghouse; estimated to be completed in mid- to late 2023
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Announcement:7 October 2018
Groundbreaking and Site Dedication:30 November 2019 by Arnulfo Valenzuela
Architectural Features:Single attached end spire with an angel Moroni statue
Ordinance Rooms:Four instruction rooms, three sealing rooms, and one baptistry
Total Floor Area:30,000 square feet
Elder Arnulfo Valenzuela, president of the Mexico Area, presided on November 30, 2020, at the groundbreaking ceremony for the Puebla Mexico Temple with his wife, Silvia Pilar Valenzuela; his counselors, Elder Rafael E. Pino and John C. Pingree Jr.; and their wives, Patricia Mónica Pino and Anne Pingree. The temple will be constructed in the Puebla neighborhood of Los Cipreses and serve more than 50,000 members. Elder Valenzuela explained the significance of the temple, saying it is a holy place where we can go and perform the ordinances and sacred covenants that allow us, if we are faithful to the end, to return to the presence of our Heavenly Father.1
The official rendering of the Puebla Mexico Temple was released to the public on September 24, 2019, in conjunction with the groundbreaking ceremony announcement.
The Puebla Mexico Temple will be constructed in the northwestern section of the city, just south of a highway interchange on a beautiful boulevard with a landscaped center island named 15 de Mayo.
Mexico's fourteenth temple was announced on October 7, 2018, by President Russell M. Nelson at the close of the 188th Semiannual General Conference. The Puebla Mexico Temple will join the Mexico City Mexico Temple (1983), Colonia Juárez Chihuahua Mexico Temple (1999), Ciudad Juárez Mexico Temple (2000), Hermosillo Sonora Mexico Temple (2000), Oaxaca Mexico Temple (2000), Tuxtla Gutiérrez Mexico Temple (2000), Tampico Mexico Temple (2000), Villahermosa Mexico Temple (2000), Mérida Mexico Temple (2000), Veracruz Mexico Temple (2000), Guadalajara Mexico Temple (2001), Monterrey Mexico Temple (2002), and Tijuana Mexico Temple (2015). There are eleven stakes and two districts in the state of Puebla, located just east of Mexico City. Mexico is home to nearly 1.5 million Latter-day Saints.2
The Puebla Mexico Temple will be the fourteenth temple built in Mexico.
- "Groundbreaking Completed for the Puebla Mexico Temple," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, 30 Nov. 2019
- "Twelve Temples Announced as October 2018 General Conference Closes," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, 7 Oct. 2018.