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Lima, Peru, becomes the second city with two Latter-day Saint temples

The Lima Peru Los Olivos Temple.
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The Lima Peru Los Olivos Temple was dedicated by Elder D. Todd Christofferson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles in two sessions on the morning of Sunday, January 14, 2024. This marks the second temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Lima and the fourth in operation in Peru.

Elder Christofferson said, “It is a privilege to participate in the dedication of the Los Olivos Temple, but more importantly, it is what happens after the dedication, the activity of worthy members in the temple, for their own benefit and the benefit of their ancestors, for the benefit of all.”

“The new temple of Los Olivos is a response to the prayers of many Church members who, over the years, have been faithful in their testimony of Jesus Christ,” expressed Jose Piscoya Velásquez, a member of the Carabayllo Stake. “I know that people entering this beautiful temple will feel the same love that God has given me over the years,” shared Leonor Figueroa, a member of the San Felipe Stake.

The history of the Los Olivos Temple dates to April 2016, when Church President Thomas S. Monson announced the construction of a second temple in Lima, Peru. Construction officially began on June 8, 2019, with Elder Enrique R. Falabella offering the dedicatory prayer for the temple’s site. During the open house for the new temple, over 100,000 people—including local authorities, government leaders, students, journalists, and leaders of other religious denominations—visited the building.

You can read more about the new Los Olivos Temple on Church Newsroom here.

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