Salta Argentina Temple
Preparing for groundbreaking ceremony; groundbreaking scheduled for 15 August 2020
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Announcement:1 April 2018
Groundbreaking and Site Dedication:15 August 2020 by Benjamín De Hoyos
The groundbreaking date for the Salta Argentina Temple has been announced as Saturday, August 15, 2020. Elder Benjamín De Hoyos, president of the South America South Area, will preside at the event. Attendance at the temple site will be by invitation only. Because of current COVID-19 restrictions, local social distancing guidelines will be followed. The service will also be broadcast to meetinghouses in the temple district.1
On June 5, 2020, an official exterior rendering of the Salta Argentina Temple was released.
The Salta Argentina Temple will be constructed on a large grassy field across from the airport in southern Salta.
As part of a seven-temple announcement at the April 2018 General Conference, President Russell M. Nelson named Salta, Argentina as the location for a future temple. The Salta Argentina Temple will be the country's third after the Buenos Aires Argentina Temple and the Córdoba Argentina Temple. It will serve members living the Argentine Northwest who currently travel to the Córdoba to participate in temple services. Argentina is home to approximately 450,000 Latter-day Saints organized into over 100 stakes and districts.2
- "Groundbreaking Date Announced for Salta Argentina Temple," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, 5 Jun. 2020.
- "Seven Temples Announced as April 2018 General Conference Closes," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, 1 Apr. 2018.