President Nelson announces 20 new temples during April general conference

by | Apr. 04, 2021

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In the Sunday afternoon session of general conference, President Russell M. Nelson announced 20 new temples in the following locations:

  • • Oslo, Norway
  • • Brussels, Belgium
  • • Vienna, Austria
  • • Kumasi, Ghana
  • • Beira, Mozambique
  • • Cape Town, South Africa
  • • Singapore, Republic of Singapore
  • • Belo Horizonte, Brazil
  • • Cali, Colombia
  • • Querétaro, México
  • • Torreón, México
  • • Helena, Montana
  • • Casper, Wyoming
  • • Grand Junction, Colorado
  • • Farmington, New Mexico
  • • Burley, Idaho
  • • Eugene, Oregon
  • • Elko, Nevada
  • • Yorba Linda, California
  • • Smithfield, Utah

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Since becoming the 17th President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, President Nelson has announced temples in every general conference, for a total of 69:

According to Newsroom, “This is the second-highest number of temples announced at one time in the history of the Church. At the April 1998 general conference, former Church President Gordon B. Hinckley (1910–2008) announced plans to construct as many as 32 new temples, though he did not list specific locations.”

In his Sunday afternoon remarks, President Nelson encouraged members, “Do all you can to bring COVID numbers down in your area so that your temple opportunities can increase.”

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints now has 251 temples announced, under construction, or operating.

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Find more information about the temple announcement at Newsroom.


Lindsey Williams

Lindsey Williams joined the LDS Living team with a passion to find the stories that matter most. Previous stops in her career include BYU-Pathway Worldwide, the Special Projects Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and Utah Valley Magazine. When she's not searching for stories to write, the Colorado Springs native is most likely on a hiking trail. Follow her on Twitter with the handle @lindsey5brooke.

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