Twelve new temples announced by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

October 9, 2018

SALT LAKE CITY- Twelve new temples were announced during the Sunday session of the 188th semi-annual general conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. The announcement was made by the Church’s President, Russell M. Nelson.

The temples announced, most of them outside of the country, will be located in the following places: Mendoza, Argentina; Salvador, Brazil; Yuba City, California; hnom Penh, Cambodia; Praia, Cape Verde; Yigo, Guam; Puebla, Mexico; Auckland, New Zealand; Lagos, Nigeria; Davao, Philippines; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Washington County, Utah

This is the largest amount of temples the church has announced on the same day, according to Mormon Newsroom. According to Mormon Newsroom, the previous largest number of temples announced on a single day was April 1, 1981, when nine temples were announced.

In addition to the temple announcement, “pioneer generation temples” will also be renovated, including the Salt Lake City, Utah temple.

With 19 temples announced this year, in total, this brings it up to 201 Latter Day Saint temples worldwide, including those ones operating, announced and under construction.

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