Rome Italy Temple
Recent News Articles
- October 14, 2019 – Southern Utah Heritage Choir performs at St. Peter’s Basilica, new Rome LDS temple
- March 12, 2019 – Why President Nelson took all Latter-day Saint apostles to Rome, and what they said about it
- March 11, 2019 – The Rome Latter-day Saint temple dedication in photos
- March 11, 2019 – Historic Photo of the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles in Rome
- March 10, 2019 – Rome Italy Temple Is Dedicated
- March 10, 2019 – President Nelson dedicates Rome Italy Temple 170 years after Church 'opened a door which no man can shut'
- March 9, 2019 – Prophet Meets Pope Francis at the Vatican
- March 9, 2019 – On the Eve of the Rome Temple Dedication, Prophet Encourages Italian Youth
- March 8, 2019 – Prophet to Dedicate Rome Italy Temple
- March 8, 2019 – Entire First Presidency, Quorum of the Twelve to attend Rome Temple dedication
- March 2, 2019 – New Mormon temple invites Romans for a look
Temple Milestones in 2019
During the year of 2019, sixteen new temples were announced; ground was broken for eleven temples; seven temples were rededicated including the Asunción Paraguay Temple, Baton Rouge Louisiana Temple, Frankfurt Germany Temple, Memphis Tennessee Temple, Oakland California Temple, Oklahoma City Oklahoma Temple, and Raleigh North Carolina Temple; and six temples were dedicated including the Arequipa Peru Temple, Fortaleza Brazil Temple, Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple, Lisbon Portugal Temple, Port-au-Prince Haiti Temple, and Rome Italy Temple.
Rome Italy Temple Dedicated
In a historic assembly of the entire First Presidency and the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles in the Eternal City, President Russell M. Nelson dedicated the much-anticipated Rome Italy Temple today, following the cornerstone ceremony. The day before, in another moment of Church history, President Nelson became the first president of the Church to meet with a sitting pope. "We had a most cordial, unforgettable experience," said President Nelson. Following the visit, the day ended with a youth devotional at the stake center located at the temple site. President Nelson and his wife, Wendy, were accompanied by President M. Russell Ballard who said: "I want to testify to you that God’s love for you…is real. You are His sons and His daughters. He loves you. He wants to bless you. The Lord has given you a beautiful temple."
President Nelson to Dedicate the Rome Italy Temple
The entire First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles will accompany President Russell M. Nelson for the dedication of the Rome Italy Temple to be held in seven sessions this Sunday, March 10 through Tuesday, March 12, 2019. It is believed to be the first time in Church history that all 15 apostles have gathered in one location outside of the United States.
Public Tours Underway at the Rome Italy Temple
Tours of the Rome Italy Temple officially began this week for the general public. After donning white booties, guests are guided to the stake center for a video presentation, followed by a walking tour of the temple. Exquisite Italian details are incorporated throughout the temple complex, creating an immediate connection for Italian visitors.
Interior of the Rome Italy Temple Revealed
An invitation to tour the Rome Italy Temple has been issued from Church headquarters including an official video and accompanying photographs showcasing the interior. Tours of the temple begin Monday, January 28, and continue through Saturday, February 16, 2019. The temple will be dedicated in March.
Preparing for the Rome Italy Temple Open House
After more than eight years of construction, the breathtaking Rome Italy Temple will finally open to the public at the end of this month beginning Monday, January 28, and continuing through Saturday, February 16, 2019. Visitors will also have the opportunity to see the stunning reproductions of Thorvaldsen's Christus statue and twelve apostles housed in the visitors' center.
Dedication Dates Adjusted for the Rome Italy Temple
An official letter from the First Presidency has announced that the week-long dedication previously scheduled for the Rome Italy Temple has been shortened to three days: Sunday, March 10, 2019 through Tuesday, March 12, 2019. The open house and youth devotional dates remain the same. The temple will open for ordinance work on Tuesday, March 19, 2019.
Seeking Volunteers for the Rome Italy Temple Open House
Are you interested in volunteering at the much-anticipated open house for the Rome Italy Temple? If so, please visit the official volunteer website for details and instructions. A massive mural was recently installed in the visitors' center on a curved wall above the marble reproductions of the original twelve apostles.
Information Center Closes at the Rome Italy Temple
The temporary information center being operated at the Rome Italy Temple closes tomorrow as the construction site enters its final months of preparations for the public open house and dedication that will be held early next year. A permanent visitors' center will be part of the new temple complex.
More Scaffolding Removed from Rome Italy Temple
Seeing the towers of the without scaffolding has been a rare sight since steel framing was first erected in 2013. After a contractor change, the scaffolding was briefly removed and new scaffolds were erected in late 2015. That scaffolding has finally come down.
Landscaping Progress at the Rome Italy Temple
The grounds around the Rome Italy Temple are taking shape as crews lay irrigation lines for the garden areas and fence posts are dropped around the perimeter. Beautiful palm trees were planted several weeks ago at each corner of the temple, and art glass installation continues.
Installing Art Glass at the Rome Italy Temple
Construction of the Rome Italy Temple is making encouraging strides following some delays that were experienced earlier this year. Installation continues on 800 panes of art glass while palm trees and other plants are added to the grounds. Scaffolding is being removed from the east tower.
Rome Construction Trailers Donated
The office trailers at the Rome Italy Temple have been donated to local organizations as office space was relocated to the patron housing.
Angel Moroni Lands Atop Rome Italy Temple
The Rome Italy Temple (videos) reached a much-anticipated milestone today with the placement of the gold-leafed angel Moroni statue atop the tallest spire. This event marks a significant development toward completion.
New Missionaries Welcomed to Italy Rome Mission
New missionary arrivals are welcomed to the Italy Rome Mission with a visit to the beautiful four-building Rome Italy Temple complex, which has been under construction for over six years. Art glass for the temple is expected to be shipped for installation in the spring.
Special Fast of Thanksgiving for the Rome Italy Temple
With construction proceeding steadily and stably at the Rome Italy Temple, members have been invited to participate in a special fast of thanksgiving this Sunday. During a July visit, President Uchtdorf said: "The temple will not be ready this year, but WE need to be ready for the temple this year."
Uchtdorfs Visit Rome Italy Temple
President and Sister Uchtdorf were received as special guests at the Rome Italy Temple last Sunday. "It will be a magnificent and beautiful temple," he said.
Building for Eternity in the Eternal City
For the many Saints who are eager to see the completion of the Rome Italy Temple, building for eternity has felt like eternal building! And although many months of construction remain, when the temple is completed, it will be fit to stand through the eternities as the Lord's House in Italy.
A View of the Rome Italy Temple Site
Construction continues on the Rome Italy Temple, which began over five years ago. The framework for the two spires was attached in November and has been surrounded by scaffolding. The stake center and visitors' center can be seen on either side of the temple.
Getting a Closer Look at the Rome Italy Temple Site
A new series of photographs of the Rome Italy Temple, taken on New Year's Day, shows the temple site from a variety of perspectives and locations. In late December, Elder Dallin H. Oaks and his wife, Sister Kristen M. Oaks, toured the temple site as part of a visit to Italy. Elder and Sister Oaks spoke at a special fireside held in Rome on December 27.
Rome Temple Eastern Spire
The final section of framework for the eastern spire of the Rome Italy Temple has been installed. The spire will soon be faced with stone cladding.
Spire Framework Attached to Rome Italy Temple
New construction progress can now be seen at the Rome Italy Temple where the framework for the eastern spire has been installed. In the coming days, the framework will be clad with stone and topped by a gold-leafed figure of the angel Moroni. Several months of construction remain.
Regular Construction Resumes at the Rome Italy Temple
For most of the year, construction at the Rome Italy Temple has been limited and focused largely on replacing materials or redoing work. As of September, however, regular construction is moving forward. Due to a subcontractor change, scaffolding was removed and is now going back up.
Scaffolding Removed from the Rome Italy Temple Towers
Scaffolding has seemed like a permanent fixture at the Rome Italy Temple, which has surrounded the building for approximately three years. This week, the final scaffolds were taken down, changing the appearance of the exterior of the temple for the first time in 18 months. Heavy equipment can be seen on site, signaling an end to long construction delays and a revival of large-scale construction efforts, which are expected to continue well into next year.
Advancing Construction of the Rome Italy Temple
In the coming weeks, construction activity is expected to resume at the Rome Italy Temple complex where the four buildings stand with nearly completed exteriors. Several new contractors, including Church employees, will be flown to Rome to guide the work to completion.
Special Fast for Rome Temple
Members in Italy have been invited to participate in a special fast on January 25 for the completion of the Rome Italy Temple.
A Rome Mission Tradition: Photographs at the Temple
New arrivals to the Italy Rome Mission begin their Italian missionary experience with photographs at the beautiful Rome Italy Temple, as many do not return to Rome until their missions conclude. Scaffolding has surrounded the temple towers for approximately a year.
A Closer Look at the Rome Italy Temple Complex
A new series of photographs submitted for the Rome Italy Temple offers some closer views of the temple, stake center, and visitors' center. An accommodation center is also under construction, which will feature an open courtyard and provide housing for those who travel long distances.
Rome's New Religious Landmark
Dubbed a "Mormon St. Peter's" by The Daily Beast, the Rome Italy Temple is drawing reactions. "I have a lot of respect for Mormons in Rome, but…their concepts…differ so greatly to Catholics," says Monsignor Enrico Feroci, head of Rome's Caritas.
Deputy Mayor Visits Rome Italy Temple Site
On September 18, the Deputy Mayor of Rome, Luigi Nieri, toured the construction site of the Rome Italy Temple. He praised the Church for the work being accomplished and promised to return for the open house. News Release (translated)
Fasting and Praying for Progress in Italy
Members of the Rome Italy East Stake dedicated their fast this month to the construction progress of the Rome Italy Temple and to the workers' ability to build to the standards required by the Church. Little has changed on the exterior for several months, but work continues slowly inside.
Italy's 10th Stake Organized in Florence
As the Rome Italy Temple rises in the Eternal City, so does the number of members in Italy. Yesterday, the country's tenth stake was organized in historic Florence, the capital of Italy's Tuscany region. One district remains in the "toe" region of Calabria.
Work Focused on Interior of Rome Italy Temple
Visible cues on the progress of the Rome Italy Temple complex are becoming less obvious as the focus turns to the buildings' interiors. However, Saints can still look forward to the completion of the towers and the placement of angel Moroni.
Rome Italy Temple Advancements
Progress is evident on all four buildings at the Rome Italy Temple complex where roofs and exteriors are nearing completion, and permanent windows will soon be installed. The temple granite beautifully reflects the sunlight.
Rome Italy Temple Granite Revealed
With the majority of scaffolding removed from the north and south sides of the Rome Italy Temple, the beautifully polished granite exterior of the building can clearly be seen along its Neo-baroque curved walls. The temple is Italy's first.
Some Scaffolding Coming Down from Rome Temple
With the attachment of granite nearing completion at the Rome Italy Temple, scaffolding is being disassembled. The base of the steeple framework atop the new stake center was recently faced with beautiful travertine marble.
Landscaping Elements Added to Rome Italy Temple Grounds
Curbing and retaining walls are defining the beautiful grounds of the Rome Italy Temple complex by creating planters, pathways, and water features. Olive trees and Italian stone pines are featured foliage.
More Scaffolding Added to Rome Italy Temple
August is the traditional vacation month in Italy, and even work on the Rome Italy Temple was suspended for several days, but September has brought new activity, including the addition of scaffolding above the towers. Tall, slender spires will soon be attached to the tower framework.
Stake Reorganization in Rome; Dispelling Temple Rumors
News releases from Rome announce that Elder Ballard of the Twelve will preside over a special conference to reorganize the Rome stake and the Naples and Sardegna districts, and that no opening dates have been established for the temple.
Rome Italy Temple Update
At the Rome Italy Temple complex, curbing is being poured to create the planters and walkways that will beautify the lush, park-like grounds.
Mayor of Rome Tours the Rome Italy Temple
On April 19, Mayor Gianni Alemanno was given a special tour of the construction progress at the Rome Italy Temple complex. He expressed appreciation for the service projects conducted by the Church in Rome for its defense of family values.
Rome Granite Nearly Finished
The walls of the Rome Italy Temple, curved in the Baroque Revival style, have nearly all been covered in slabs of contoured polished granite. The curved lines continue on the inside, creating unique challenges such as hanging walls and artwork. Construction continues on the other three buildings in the complex, which will surround a traditional central plaza open to the public.
Granite Installation Continues at Rome Italy Temple
The curved, stately lines of the Rome Italy Temple continue to be clad in slabs of light-colored granite. Scaffolding surrounds the structure including the bases of the towers that will stand on each end. Church membership is growing in Italy where 8 stakes and 5 districts are organized.
Rome Italy Temple: Exterior and Interior Work Underway
Pallets have arrived at the construction site of the Rome Italy Temple carrying beautiful granite, which is being attached to the exterior of the holy structure. On the interior, workers are running utilities and hanging sheetrock. Completion is indefinite but may be as early as next year.
Rome Italy Temple Looms Over Via di Settebagni
Motorists traveling in northern Rome are taking note of the rising Rome Italy Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, located just off the circular beltway that surrounds the city. The temple will feature two towers—one on each end. Work is currently underway on the bases for the towers.
Framing for Rome Italy Temple Steeples Now Underway
The height of the Rome Italy Temple is increasing with the addition of framing materials for the steeples that will rise over each end of the building. The roof for the Accommodation Center is in place, and major framing is finished for the stake center and visitors' center.
Rome Italy Temple
As the 4-year anniversary of the announcement of the Rome Italy Temple nears, Saints everywhere continue to watch with great anticipation as this House of the Lord rises in The Eternal City.
Framing for the Rome Italy Temple Grows Taller
In a city dotted with some of the world's most famous landmarks, a landmark for the Latter-day Saint people rises on the northeastern outskirts: the Rome Italy Temple. Newly submitted photographs show construction progress on the temple, accommodation center, and meetinghouse.
Visible Progress on All Buildings in Rome
A high-rise mall across the street from the Rome Italy Temple affords a beautiful view of the progress being made on the temple, arrival center, visitors' center, and stake center, clearly labeled in the accompanying photograph in Italian.
Rome Italy Temple Progress
At the Rome Italy Temple construction site, marked progress has been made on the temple, arrival center, and visitors' center. Work has also begun on the meetinghouse. View a video update.
Rome Italy Temple Grows Taller
Framing is progressing steadily on the Rome Italy Temple, which has reached the full height of the occupiable space of the building. Three other buildings are under construction including a visitors' center, which is expected to feature reproductions of Thorvaldsen's Christus statue and his statues of the twelve apostles.
Update on Rome
At the Rome Italy Temple site, the most visible fixture is the rising Arrival Center. Foundation work on the temple is nearing completion, which will allow main floor framing to commence soon.
Rome Italy Temple Complex Foundation Work
Cement slabs have been laid for most of the buildings in the Rome Italy Temple complex, and plenty of rebar is rising in preparation for exterior and supporting walls. The Arrival/Accommodation Center is most visible with work on the temple seen among the Italian stone pines.
Excavation Efforts Continue at Rome Italy Temple Complex
The sound of earth movers has filled the air over the 15-acre site in northeast Rome where the Rome Italy Temple is under construction. A new tunnel has been carved out between the patron housing facility and temple excavation sites, and digging for the visitors' center and stake center has begun.
Rome Italy Temple Progress
New construction photographs of the Rome Italy Temple complex show recent progress at the site—most notably the excavation for the Arrival Center, which will provide sleeping quarters to traveling patrons and a place to freshen up before entering the temple. Excavation for the temple can be seen between the stands of Italian stone pines.
Earthmovers Continue Digging at the Rome Italy Temple Complex
A large area of excavation has been carved out at the Rome Italy Temple site where four buildings are under construction including the temple, a stake center, a patron arrival and housing facility, and a visitors' center.
Excavation for Foundation of Rome Italy Temple Begins
On Sunday, July 10, a letter from the Rome stake presidency was read in sacrament meetings announcing that construction of the Rome Italy Temple had officially begun. Since the groundbreaking, work has been limited to site activities, but excavation for the foundation is now underway.
An Elevated View of the Rome Italy Temple Site
Taken from the balcony of a high-rise building, newly posted photographs of the Rome Italy Temple site show the contours of the property, which features a gentle incline where the temple will stand. The captivating Italian stone pines on site give the property an air of reverence and majesty.
Transplanting Olive Trees at the Rome Italy Temple Site
Site preparation activities are underway at the Rome Italy Temple site where earth movers are clearing and grading the land and a beautiful stand of olive trees is being transplanted into special crates for preservation until the trees are reintegrated into the landscaping scheme.
Construction of Rome Italy Temple Complex Begins
On Saturday, October 23, ground was broken for the highly anticipated Rome Italy Temple. In conjunction with the ceremony, an official website and inspiring video presentation have been prepared, which reveal renderings and a site plan for the temple complex.
Construction to Commence on the Rome Italy Temple
President Thomas S. Monson, who announced the construction of the Rome Italy Temple two years ago, will preside over the groundbreaking ceremony on Saturday, October 23, 2010. The temple will be built on an elevated 15-acre site in northeast Rome near the Grande Raccordo Anulare.
President De Feo Discusses Impact of Rome Italy Temple Annoucement
The launch of the new official radio station of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at radio.lds.org includes an exclusive interview with Rome Italy Stake President Massimo De Feo, who discusses the Church in Italy and the Saints' reaction to the Rome Italy Temple annoucement.