Teresina Brazil Temple
Planning and approval phase; site location announced; groundbreaking not announced
Announcement:2 April 2023
Site:3.6 acres | 1.5 hectares
Total Floor Area:25,420 square feet | 2,362 square meters
Elevation:213 feet | 65 meters
The Teresina Brazil Temple is currently in the planning stages. No groundbreaking date has been announced.
An official rendering of the Teresina Brazil Temple has not yet been released to the public.
On August 28, 2023, the location of the Teresina Brazil Temple was announced as a 3.6-acre site located at the convergence of Av. Raul Lopes and Rua Des. Pedro Conde in the Noivos neighborhood of Teresina. Plans call for a temple of approximately 25,420 square feet.1
On April 2, 2023, President Russell M. Nelson announced plans to construct the Teresina Brazil Temple at the April 2023 General Conference. The inland city of Teresina is the capital of the state of Piauí, located in Northern Brazil. The conurbation of Teresina and Timon, located in the bordering state of Maranhão, boasts a population of nearly one million residents. The first known members of the Church of Jesus Christ to live in Brazil immigrated from Germany in 1913. In 1988, Brazil became the third country outside the United States to have 50 organized stakes. In April 2017, President Russell M. Nelson said, “Brazil is part of the heart of the Church.”
At the time of the temple's announcement, there were nearly 1.5 million Latter-day Saints in Brazil in about 2,175 congregations. There were dedicated temples in Belém, Campinas, Curitiba, Fortaleza, Manaus, Porto Alegre, Recife, Rio de Janeiro, and São Paulo with temples under construction in Brasília and Salvador. Teresina became one of nine additional cities where temples are planned for construction. The other cities are Belo Horizonte, Londrina, Maceió, Natal (announced the same day), Ribeirão Preto, Santos, São Paulo (East), and Vitória.2
- "Manhattan New York Temple to Close for Renovations; Locations released for four other temples in North and South America" The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, 28 Aug. 2023.
- "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.