Announcement:4 April 2021
Site:0.89 acres | 0.4 hectares
Architectural Features:Single attached central tower
Ordinance Rooms:One instruction room, one sealing room, and one baptistry
Total Floor Area:10,000 square feet | 3,048 square meters
The Torreón Mexico Temple is currently in the planning stages. No groundbreaking date has been announced.
On September 23, 2021, an official exterior rendering of the Torreón Mexico Temple was released.
The Torreón Mexico Temple will be constructed on a 0.89-acre site at the corner of Paris and Amsterdam Streets in the city of Gómez Palacio. Plans call for a single-story temple of approximately 10,000 square feet.1
On April 4, 2021, President Russell M. Nelson announced plans to construct the Torreón Mexico Temple at the 191st Annual General Conference. This will be Mexico’s 16th temple. Torreón is a city in the Mexican state of Coahuila with a population of about 635,000 people. The other temples in Mexico include the Ciudad Juárez Mexico Temple, Colonia Juárez Chihuahua Mexico Temple, Guadalajara Mexico Temple, Hermosillo Sonora Mexico Temple, Mérida Mexico Temple, Mexico City Mexico Temple, Monterrey Mexico Temple, Oaxaca Mexico Temple, Puebla Mexico Temple, Querétaro Mexico Temple, Tampico Mexico Temple, Tijuana Mexico Temple, Tuxtla Gutiérrez Mexico Temple, Veracruz Mexico Temple, and Villahermosa Mexico Temple. The country is home to approximately 1.5 million Latter-day Saints, more than any other country outside the United States, and 1,800 congregations. Missionary work began in Mexico in 1875.2
- "Temple Site Locations Announced in Four Latin American Countries," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, 23 Sept. 2021.
- The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, "At April 2021 Conference, Prophet Announces 20 More Temples to Be Constructed," 4 Apr. 2021.