"The Lord stands at the head of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints," the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles said in a joint statement after the dedication of the Rome Italy Temple. "As modern-day apostles of Jesus Christ, the message we share today is the same that apostles shared long ago—that God lives, that Jesus is the Christ, that this is His church."
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The dedication of the Rome temple was the result of an untold number of prayers, struggles, and miracles—a symbolic victory of ancient and modern Christianity. As a house of the Lord where sacred covenants can be made for both the living and the dead, this temple stands as an important landmark where others can learn about the gospel. Watch this amazing 2-minute time-lapse of a mural in the Rome Temple Visitors' Center that helps bring beauty and the Spirit to those who visit this historic temple.