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Photos: Angel Moroni Placed Atop Unique Idaho Temple

Crane operators and construction workers hoisted a stunning 13-foot-6-inch angel Moroni statue to the top of the Meridian Idaho Temple on July 20, 2016.

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Standing atop many temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the angel Moroni, an ancient prophet in the Book of Mormon. The statue is not a figure of worship, but rather symbolizes his role in the Restoration of the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Although not required, this iconic symbol of the Church stands high at the top of most of the 150 temples worldwide.

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