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Groundbreaking date announced for new temple coming to Mexico

An artist’s rendering of the San Luis Potosí Mexico Temple.
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The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has released the date of the groundbreaking ceremony for the San Luis Potosí Mexico Temple.

Groundbreaking services will be held on Saturday, March 9, 2024. Elder Sean Douglas, General Authority Seventy, will preside and offer the dedicatory prayer. Attendance at the site will be by invitation only.

Church President Russell M. Nelson announced this house of the Lord in April 2022. “Positive spiritual momentum increases as we worship in the temple and grow in our understanding of the magnificent breadth and depth of the blessings we receive there,” he said, as 17 new temples were announced, including the San Luis Potosí Mexico Temple.

This new house of the Lord will be built on a 3.87-acre site. Plans call for a single-story temple of approximately 9,300 square feet. This will be the city’s first temple. Its location was announced in October 2022.

You can read more about additional temples in Mexico on Church Newsroom.

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