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President Eyring returns home for Philadelphia Temple groundbreaking

In an area where national and Church history roots run deep, President Henry B. Eyring broke ground for the Philadelphia Pennsylvania Temple on Saturday morning, Sept. 17.

President Eyring, first counselor in the First Presidency, presided at the groundbreaking ceremony held in a historic section of downtown Philadelphia just a short distance from the National Constitution Center.

Also participating in the program were Elder William R. Walker, executive director of the Temple Department; Jay E. Jensen, of the Presidency of the Seventy; and Elder Robert B. Smith, an Area Seventy.

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