No new temples announced at LDS general conference, update on 182 current temples

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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints currently has 157 operating temples with 12 under construction, 13 previously announced and 11 announced to undergo extensive renovation. While the LDS Church typically announces new temples during general conference, no new temples were announced during the 187th Semiannual General Conference.

In April General Conference, President Monson announced five new temples: Brasília, Brazil; Greater Manila, Philippines; Nairobi, Kenya; Pocatello, Idaho; and Saratoga Springs, Utah.

Since April general conference, two temples have been dedicated and one has been rededicated.

Paris France Temple

President Henry B. Eyring, first counselor in the First Presidency, dedicated the France Paris Temple on May 21, 2017. The temple is France’s first.

“The dedication is important to us because we believe that a temple is a house of the Lord in the real sense that it is a place where the Lord could come,” President Eyring said.

Idaho Falls Idaho Temple

President Eyring rededicated the Idaho Falls Idaho Temple on June 4, 2017. The temple was originally dedicated in 1945.

Tucson Arizona Temple

President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, second counselor in the First Presidency, dedicated the Tucson Arizona Temple on Aug. 13, 2017. The temple is the sixth in Arizona.

“The temple is such a  wonderful sign of light and of purpose which purpose is heavenly — even the gospel of Jesus Christ,” President Uchtdorf said at the cornerstone ceremony.

Temples In-Progress

The Meridian Idaho Temple and the Cedar City Utah Temple will open later this year.

In total, there are 25 temples announced or under construction.

  • 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
  • Brasília Brazil Temple
    • Announced: April 2, 2017
  • 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
  • Greater Manila Philippines Temple
    • Announced: April 2, 2017
  • 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
  • Nairobi Kenya Temple
    • Announced: April 2, 2017
  • Pocatello Idaho Temple
    • Announced: April 2, 2017
  • Port-au-Prince Haiti Temple
    • Announced: April 5, 2015
    • Groundbreaking ceremony: Oct. 28, 2017
  • 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
  • Saratoga Springs Temple
    • Announced: April 2, 2017
  • Urdaneta Philippines Temple
    • Announced: Oct. 2, 2010
  • Winnipeg Mantioba Temple
    • Announced: April 2, 2011
    • Groundbreaking ceremony: Dec. 3, 2016

Extensive Renovation

The Jordan River Utah Temple will reopen in May 2018.

The Jordan River Utah Temple ,which has been closed for extensive renovation, will reopen in 2018. The Frankfurt Germany Temple is currently undergoing extensive renovation and nine additional temples will close for extensive renovation in the next year.

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Utah Valley is Lindsey's home away from her Colorado Springs home. She writes for Utah Valley Magazine, UtahValley360.com and Prosper Magazine. Follow her on Twitter: @lindsey5brooke.

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