Salvador Brazil Temple
Preparing for groundbreaking ceremony; groundbreaking scheduled for August 2021
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Announcement:7 October 2018
Groundbreaking and Site Dedication:August 2021 by Adilson de Paula Parrella
The First Presidency has announced that ground will be broken for the Salvador Brazil Temple in August 2021. Elder Adilson de Paula Parrella, president of the Brazil Area, will preside at the event. Attendance at the temple site will be by invitation only in accordance with local COVID-19 guidelines. There are thirteen temples in Brazil either in planning, under construction, or dedicated.1
On May 4, 2021, an official exterior rendering was released for the Salvador Brazil Temple.
The Salvador Brazil Temple will be located on a bluff overlooking Av. Luís Viana (also known as Av. Paralela) in the Patamares neighborhood of Salvador. Its highly accessible location on the main avenue through the state of Bahia is located less than 5 miles from the Luís Eduardo Magalhães International Airport and less than a half mile from the Bairro da Paz subway station.
On October 7, 2018, President Russell M. Nelson announced plans to construct the Salvador Brazil Temple at the end of the 188th Semiannual General Conference. Brazil is the country with the third most Latter-day Saints at 1.39 million members. At the time of the announcement, there were six dedicated temples in Brazil: São Paulo Brazil Temple, Recife Brazil Temple, Porto Alegre Brazil Temple, Campinas Brazil Temple, Curitiba Brazil Temple, and Manaus Brazil Temple. The Fortaleza Brazil Temple and Rio de Janeiro Brazil Temple were under construction, and plans had been announced for the Belém Brazil Temple, Brasília Brazil Temple, and Salvador Brazil Temple. The Saints of Salvador currently make a journey of 500 miles (800 km) to participate in temple ordinances at the Recife Brazil Temple.2
The Salvador Brazil Temple will be the eleventh temple built in Brazil.
- "Groundbreaking Date Announced for Salvador Brazil Temple," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, 4 May 2021.
- "Twelve Temples Announced as October 2018 General Conference Closes," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, 7 Oct. 2018.