San Juan Puerto Rico Temple
Planning and approval phase; awaiting official site announcement
Announcement:7 October 2018
The San Juan Puerto Rico Temple is currently in the planning stages. No groundbreaking date has been announced.
Renderings of the San Juan Puerto Rico Temple and site plan have not yet been publicly released.
No site location has been officially announced for the San Juan Puerto Rico Temple.
The Caribbean's third temple was announced for the island of Puerto Rico by President Russell M. Nelson on October 7, 2018, just over a month after President Nelson traveled to the island for a member meeting held at the Coliseo de Puerto Rico arena. During his remarks, he expressed his admiration for the Puerto Rican Saints who gave service and remained faithful during the awful months that followed the devastation of Hurricane Maria in September 2017. Puerto Rican member Anali Ojeda said, he "taught us today that we could find peace during difficult times through Christ." She emphasized, "That's how we overcame this past year, through Christ."1
The San Juan Puerto Rico Temple will make regular temple attendance a reality for Puerto Rican Church members and spare them the time and expense of traveling by plane to the
99th operating templeSanto Domingo Dominican Republic Temple. There are over 23,000 Latter-day Saints on the island organized into five stakes.2
The San Juan Puerto Rico Temple will be the third temple built in the Caribbean, following the
99th operating templeSanto Domingo Dominican Republic Temple (2000) and the
Stone cladding the exterior wallsPort-au-Prince Haiti Temple (under construction).
- "President Nelson Assures Hurricane Survivors in Caribbean of Better Days Ahead," LDS.org 4 Sept. 2018, 7 Oct. 2018 <https://www.lds.org/church/news/president-nelson-assures-hurricane-survivors-in-caribbean-of-better-days-ahead?lang=eng>.
- "Twelve Temples Announced as October 2018 General Conference Closes," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, 7 Oct. 2018.