President Monson breaks ground for Rome Italy temple

by | Oct. 25, 2010

Official Church Info

Construction has begun in the “eternal” city for a new Latter-day Saint temple. Thomas S. Monson, president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, along with Church and local community leaders, participated in the traditional groundbreaking ceremony for the Rome Italy Temple 23 October 2010.

President Monson underlined the uniqueness and the historical moment whose importance goes beyond the borders of Rome and Italy. He thanked the members of the Church for their commitment to follow the example of Jesus Christ. (Watch and embed video of Rome Italy Temple groundbreaking on YouTube).

“My heart is filled with gratitude,” said President Monson as he addressed the 500 guests in attendance. “Members throughout Italy, and the entire Mediterranean area, will be able to come here.”

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