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

Puebla Mexico Temple

Foundation work underway; estimated to be completed in 2023
Puebla Mexico Temple

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Location

15 de Mayo
Los Cipreses
Puebla
Mexico

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 ordinance rooms (stationary) and three sealing

Groundbreaking Ceremony

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


Temple Rendering

The official rendering of the Puebla Mexico Temple was released to the public on September 24, 2019, in conjunction with the groundbreaking ceremony announcement.


Temple Site

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.


Temple Announcement

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


Temple Facts

The Puebla Mexico Temple will be the fourteenth temple built in Mexico.


  1. "Groundbreaking Completed for the Puebla Mexico Temple," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, 30 Nov. 2019
  2. "Twelve Temples Announced as October 2018 General Conference Closes," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, 7 Oct. 2018.

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