7 More Wonders of the Mormon World

by | Oct. 31, 2014

Mormon Life

Rome Italy Temple

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On October 4, 2008, President Monson's announcement that a temple would be built in Rome was met with gasps from general conference attendees and Church members around the world.

Ground was broken for the temple on October 23, 2010, and delighted Saints are closely following the progress of the temple's construction in the Eternal City where the Apostle Paul once walked and where Catholicism reigns supreme. (Click here to read how Rome's religious leaders are reacting to the temple construction.)

The Rome Italy Temple is being built on 14.5 acres in the northeast corner of the city and will reach 156 feet, 3 inches once the statue of angel Moroni is in place.

The temple's floor and ceiling patterns are inspired by Michelangelo's Piazza del Campidoglio located at the top of the Capitoline Hill in Rome.

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The Rome Italy Temple will be the crown jewel in a complex of LDS buildings that also includes a stake center, visitor's center, family history center, and lodging facility for temple workers and patrons traveling long distances.

No open house or dedication dates have been announced yet.

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