“Watching the Lord use a lot of people has made it happen,” Bishop Gérald Caussé told KSL about the Paris France Temple. “It will be a blessing for the country of France as well as the members around the world.”
A temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in France is a dream come true for French Mormons, who have waited decades for a house of worship in their country.
But to the presiding bishop of the church, the newly completed temple is so much more—it’s an answer to his prayers.
“I can’t think of one day in our family in 15 years when a prayer hasn’t been offered for a temple to the Lord,” said Presiding Bishop Gérald Caussé.
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Bishop Caussé has a unique connection to the new temple. Born in Bordeaux, France, Bishop Caussé said French Latter-day Saints were told in 1998 by President Gordon B. Hinckley, efforts were being made to build a temple in Paris. Finding a suitable and available location, however, proved difficult.