Retalhuleu Guatemala Temple
Planning and approval phase; site location unknown; groundbreaking not announced
Announcement:2 April 2023
The Retalhuleu Guatemala Temple is currently in the planning stages. No groundbreaking date has been announced.
An official rendering of the Retalhuleu Guatemala Temple has not yet been released to the public.
No site location has been officially announced for the Retalhuleu Guatemala Temple.
On April 2, 2023, President Russell M. Nelson announced plans to construct the Retalhuleu Guatemala Temple at the April 2023 General Conference. Retalhuleu is located near the Pacific coast in southwestern Guatemala and will be home to the country's sixth temple. The Guatemala City Guatemala Temple, dedicated in December 1984, was the first temple built in Central America and the fourth built in Latin America. The Quetzaltenango Guatemala Temple was dedicated in December 2011. At the time of the announcement, the Cobán Guatemala Temple and Miraflores Guatemala City Guatemala Temple were under construction while the Huehuetenango Guatemala Temple was in the planning stages. The first Latter-day Saint missionaries arrived in Guatemala in 1947. Today, Guatemala is home to 287,000 Latter-day Saints in nearly 440 congregations.1
- "The Church of Jesus Christ Will Build 15 New Houses of the Lord," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, 2 Apr. 2023.