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Temple timeline: President Monson announces 5 new temples; progress report on 182 worldwide temples

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President Monson announced five new temples in the Sunday morning session of general conference: Brasília, Brazil; Greater Manila, Philippines; Nairobi, Kenya; Pocatello, Idaho; and Saratoga Springs, Utah.

The announcement comes after a milestone year with the dedication of the 150th temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the Provo City Center Temple.

The LDS Church has 155 temples operating with an additional 27 under construction or announced, bringing the total number to 182 temples.

Since October general conference, three temples have been dedicated.

Fort Collins Colorado

President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, second counselor in the First Presidency, dedicated Colorado’s second temple, the Fort Collins Colorado Temple, on Oct. 16, 2016.

“When you see those majestic mountains, the Rocky Mountains to the west and the plains to the east, and here, right at this wonderful intersection of both, is the house of the Lord,” President Uchtdorf said at the cornerstone ceremony.

The temple now serves approximately 44,000 members of the church, according to Mormon Newsroom.

Star Valley Wyoming

Elder David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles dedicated the Star Valley Wyoming Temple on Oct. 30, 2016.

The experience was particularly meaningful to Elder Bednar’s wife, Susan, who grew up in the area.

“This is just like an amazing dream,” she told the Deseret News. “I’m amazed and thrilled, I’m excited, and I’m just full of appreciation to a loving Heavenly Father who has seen fit to bless these people.”

Barbara Perry, wife of the late Elder L. Tom Perry, also grew up in Star Valley and attended the dedication.

Hartford Connecticut

President Henry B. Eyring, first counselor of the First Presidency, dedicated the Hartford Connecticut Temple on November 20, 2016.

President Gordon B. Hinckley originally announced a temple for the Hartford Connecticut area in 1992, according to LDS Church Temples. Three years following the announcement, the church suspended the plans.

President Thomas S. Monson announced plans for the Hartford Connecticut Temple again in 2010.

Temples In-Progress

The LDS Church has announced five temples to be dedicated or rededicated in 2017. (Photos by Mormon Newsroom)

The LDS Church announced the dedication or rededication of five temples in 2017: Paris France (May 21), Idaho Falls Idaho (June 4), Tucson Arizona (Aug. 13), Meridian Idaho (Nov. 19) and Cedar City Utah (Dec. 10).

In total, there are 27 temples announced or under construction, three undergoing extensive renovation and two announced to undergo extensive renovation.

  • Abidjan Ivory Coast Temple
    • Announced: April 5, 2015
  • Arequipa Peru Temple
    • Announced: Oct. 6, 2012
    • Groundbreaking ceremony: March 4, 2017
  • Bangkok Thailand Temple
    • Announced: April 5, 2015
  • Barranquilla Colombia Temple
    • Announced: Oct. 1, 2011
    • Groundbreaking ceremony: Feb. 20, 2016
  • Belém Brazil Temple
    • Announced: April 3, 2016
  • Cedar City Utah Temple
    • Announced: April 6, 2013
    • Groundbreaking ceremony: Aug. 8, 2015
    • Open house: Oct. 27–Nov. 18, 2017
    • Dedication: Dec. 10, 2017
  • Concepción Chile Temple
    • Announced: Oct. 3, 2009
    • Groundbreaking ceremony: Oct. 17, 2015
  • Durban South Africa Temple
    • Announced: Oct. 1, 2011
    • Groundbreaking ceremony: April 9, 2016
  • Fortaleza Brazil Temple
    • Announced: Oct. 3, 2009
    • Groundbreaking ceremony: Nov. 15, 2011
  • Harare Zimbabwe Temple
    • Announced: April 3, 2016
  • Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple
    • Announced: Oct. 1, 2011
    • Groundbreaking ceremony: Feb. 12, 2016
  • Lima Peru Los Olivos Temple
    • Announced: April 3, 2016
  • Lisbon Portugal Temple
    • Announced: Oct. 2, 2010
    • Groundbreaking ceremony: Dec. 5, 2015
  • Meridian Idaho Temple
    • Announced: April 2, 2011
    • Groundbreaking: Aug. 23, 2014
    • Open house: Oct. 21–Nov. 11, 2017
    • Dedication: Nov. 19, 2017
  • Paris France Temple
    • Announced: Oct. 1, 2011
    • Groundbreaking ceremony: No groundbreaking ceremony held.
    • Open house: April 22–May 13, 2017
    • Dedication: May 21, 2017
  • Port-au-Prince Haiti Temple
    • Announced: April 5, 2015
  • Quito Ecuador Temple
    • Announced: April 3, 2016
  • Rio de Janerio Brazil Temple
    • Announced: April 6, 2013
    • Groundbreaking ceremony: March 4, 2017
  • Rome Italy Temple
    • Announced: Oct. 4, 2008
    • Groundbreaking ceremony: Oct. 23, 2010
  • Tucson Arizona Temple
    • Announced: Oct. 6, 2012
    • Groundbreaking: Oct. 17, 2015
    • Public open house: June 3–June 24, 2017
    • Dedication: Aug. 13, 2017
  • Urdaneta Philippines Temple
    • Announced: Oct. 2, 2010
  • Winnipeg Mantioba Temple
    • Announced: April 2, 2011
    • Groundbreaking ceremony: Dec. 3, 2016
  • Closed for extensive renovation

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