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After Touring Provo City Center Temple, Bishop Caussé Calls It "Stunning," "a Rare Gem" (+ Photos)

MR says: We can't wait for the Provo City Center Temple open house this coming January!

The long, complex conversion of the burned-out, historic Provo Tabernacle into the Provo City Center Temple is nearly complete, and it will be stunning, the new presiding bishop of the LDS Church said Thursday.

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"We realize there is excitement in the community," Bishop Gérald Caussé said. "I went through the temple on Monday, and I can tell you people will not be disappointed. It is a magnificent structure and a rare gem in the community."

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On Thursday, church officials invited media to tour the outside grounds and talk to the principle architect, project managers and historians about the remarkable transformation of a 105-year-old tabernacle gutted by fire in December 2010 into what members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints consider a holy temple.

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Images from Deseret News.
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