Latter-day Saint Life

LDS Church Officials Address St. George Temple Closure Rumors


While it is normal for temples to temporarily close for renovation, Church leaders say rumors that the St. George Temple will close soon are unfounded.

As The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints nears completion of its Cedar City temple, many patrons of the faith’s historic temple in St. George are anticipating that the Dixie building will be closed for remodeling and they’ll be sent to Iron County to do their religious service.

But don’t go counting your Angel Moronis just yet.

“It’s not on the drawing board right now,” said J. Ralph Atkin, the LDS church’s director of Public Affairs for the Utah South Area.

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